New Recycling Centre Opens

The long-awaited household waste recycling centre serving Falmouth, Penryn and the surrounding area, opened its doors for business on 14th February.

Located at Carveth Farm, Mabe on the A394 between Penryn and Longdowns, the Centre can accept a wide range of household waste materials for recycling, including :-

    asbestos; cans; cardboard; car and household batteries; household chemicals; clothes and textiles; energy-saving light bulbs; electrical items (including computers); fridges and freezers; fluorescent tubes; gas bottles; glass; green/garden waste; metal; newspapers and magazines; oil; plasterboard; plastic bottles; rubble; televisions/monitors; tyres and wood.

The site does not accept trade waste but will take non-recyclable household waste.

Residents who own commercial-type vehicles, or large trailers, and want to use them to visit HWRCs with household waste need to apply for a permit. Contact Cornwall Council 0n 0300 1234 141 for more information or visit

The opening hours of the Centre are currently 9.00am – 4.00 pm., 7 days a week, until 1st April, when the site will remain open until 6.00 pm.

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