Upcycle Kernow CIC recycling, eduction, terracycle in Cornwall

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Welcome to 

Upcycle Kernow, a Community Interest Company, nurturing people and communities by offering safe, creative environments to explore the benefits of upcycling in Cornwall.


We are a sustainable, non profit-making, community hub for recycling and education.


We campaign to create empowerment, and raise awareness of sustainable living and the effects of a  local circular economy by way of various

volunteer-led projects, schemes and workshops

Get involved 
Recycling household waste at Upcycle Kernow
Upcycling workshops in cornwall
Learn new skills

Recycle, learn skills and meet new people 





Repair Cafe 

A popular place to meet other like-minded people, keen to repair not replace all your broken items, electrical, mechanical or textile based, jewellery, toys and even furniture!! These community days are successful due to the volunteers who offer their skills, committed to saving items from landfill and advocating the Right to Repair. A great place to pick up tips and hints for general maintenance of all sorts of items around the home.

11am til 2pm

3rd Sunday of the month.

£5 per item 




Power Tools and Timber


A great place to get to grips with a variety of tools, both power and hand, while we show you some tips and hints on reclaiming timber for your joinery or woodcarving projects.


Please check our events diary for details of workshops over the spring months

Dates are currently tbc, and are dependent on current Covid-Restrictions




Sustainable Textiles Community


A Sustainable Textiles Community, a time, place and space dedicated entirely to textiles, where you can explore the benefits of reclaiming textiles for your own use, from textile art to re-making clothes.

1:30-4:30pm & 6:30-9:30pm 

Dates are currently tbc, dependent on current covid-restrictions




Community Swish 

To Swish : to swap ones unloved clothes, shoes, bags, belts, jewellery, books and other resources, with another's such items....

Community Clothes Swap Parties are a great way to pass on your unwanted clothing, while also updating your own wardrobe.

Drop Off anytime before 1pm,

Rails open 2 - 4 pm

 3rd Saturday of the month.

£5 entry per person


"Feel very privileged to have taken part in Upcycle Kernow's first 7 day Upcycling and Remaking course. What a fab experience! Learnt lots of new skills, renewed my enthusiasm for sewing, produced some great pieces that I am really proud of, and all in the company of a great bunch of people." 

"An amazingly, exciting place to learn new skills - sewing, woolcraft, woodcraft, jewellery making.. A hub of upcycled and recycled creativity with people who are passionate about getting out of their armchairs and doing something about the things that they feel passionate about."