Here at Upcycle Kernow, we know that one persons waste is anothers treasure. We are proud to be one of Cornwall's most diverse collection points; accepting everything from crisp packs and old cosmetic jars, to tools, clothing and furniture. 

A wide variety of usable waste can be recycled at Upcycle Kernow CIC. 

Clothes, shoes and accessories can be donated or swapped at our popular Swish events,

Textiles such as bedding, towels, fabric and haberdashery are repurposed in our community projects,

Tools, paint, wood, and other DIY consumables materials are reused in our hands-on upcycling workshops,

and various plastic packaging can be recycled at our TerraCycle drop off point. 

We also accept small electrical items, and worn out textiles/clothing/shoes for recycling, and are always looking for "interesting things" that we can repurpose in our workshops.

Take a look at some of the ways you can donate items for recycling below. We are always on the look out for extra materials and hidden gems, so do get in touch with us if you have bigger, or more unique items for us! 

What can I donate?



Garage Sale Clothes

Clothing &


Drop off your TerraCycle

Join a community Swish


Tools &


Your time

Donate your time and skills

Donate usable waste