Recycled waste: Cornwall’s secret green energy

By Cornwall Waste Care - 14th May 2024

Amidst the rising cost of energy and the need to utilise renewable energy sources, Cornwall’s CERC is helping turn waste from businesses and households into clean energy, supplying enough energy to supply over 21,000 homes.

Helping to fuel this form of clean energy is Cornwall Waste Care, who use the CERC system to ensure that everything that can’t be recycled is still contributing to the county’s green future. Contributing to the steady increase in energy produced at Cornwall’s Energy Recovery Centre.

Charlie, Owner of Cornwall Waste Care, said: “As a resident of Cornwall myself, it’s really important to me that we dispose of our customers' rubbish correctly. By utilising the CERC we can demonstrate energy recovery and recycling, from the use of the ashes created in the energy recovery process to create concrete blocks and base aggregate for the new A30.” 

Cornwall Waste Care is one of the largest private waste disposal businesses across Devon & Cornwall, with customers including businesses, private residences and holiday homes.  

Recent changes by Cornwall Council mean that household rubbish collection is now every fortnight rather than once a week. Cornwall Waste Care can provide extra collections for private residences that need additional waste collection.

Charlie, Owner of Cornwall Waste Care, said: “My team and I specialise in collecting rubbish from holiday homes on clients' departure days, being flexible to ensure we arrive after 10 am to allow our customers the convenience and time to put their rubbish out. We also guarantee rubbish is taken away on the day of departure." 

For Cornwall Waste Care it’s important that these businesses still use the necessary waste removal services to ensure that all waste is handled responsibly, and in a way that protects the environment. Especially with 30,000 holiday homes in Cornwall alone, these bespoke services available ensure efficient and sustainable waste management.

Cornwall’s recycling rate is showing a steady increase year on year, with 34.1% of all waste being recycled, composted or sent for reuse in 2023. That’s 89,725 tonnes.

As a resident of Cornwall myself, it’s really important to me that we dispose of our customers' rubbish correctly.

Charlie, Owner of Cornwall Waste Care
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