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St Austell

Please ensure you have read our most recent COVID-19 guidance here before visiting any of our community recycling centres.

Where we are

Menear Road, St Austell  PL25 3TD

How to find us

  • From Tesco on the A390, take the A391.
  • At the second roundabout, take the final exit onto Menear Road. The site is located on your right.

Please note: If you are using a sat nav to reach us, please follow the directions above as the recycling centre’s postcode may not take you directly to the site.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday, 9.00am to 4.00pm

What you can bring to this site

Where there is a fee to pay no cash payments will be accepted, card payments only.

  • Asbestos (first, please phone 01726 828230)
  • Batteries (car batteries and household batteries)
  • Cans
  • Cardboard
  • Cartons∗
  • Clothes and textiles
  • Cookers
  • Cooking oil
  • Energy-saving lightbulbs
  • Engine oil
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass
  • Green/garden waste – Please do not bring Japanese Knotweed. Ragwort must be double-bagged and placed in the general waste.
  • Household chemicals (under 5 litres)
  • Household waste including large bulky items
  • Items for re-use
  • Metal
  • Newspaper and magazines
  • Paints
  • Paper
  • Plastic bottles
  • Rigid plastics (clean buckets, garden furniture, water butts, plastic bins, collapsible crates, pale brown or beige plant pots)
  • Soil and rubble (there is a fee to pay)
  • Small electrical items
  • TVs/monitors
  • Tyres (there is a fee to pay)
  • Wood

Cartons and paper containers with metal ends

  • Juice cartons including caps and straws
  • Pringle tubes but no lids
  • Milk cartons including caps and straws
  • Dough paper containers with metal ends
  • Soup, tomatoes and other food cartons
  • Other paper containers with metal ends (no lids)

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