Recycling centre set for makeover

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is set for a £200,000 upgrade.

Changes will include a brand new drainage system as well as a complete resurfacing of the site. There will also be new road markings, designed to improve traffic flow and help separate residents using the site and plant vehicles.

Councillor Mike Leaves, Cabinet Member for Strategic Streetscene and the Environment, said: “This investment in one of the city’s key assets shows not just our commitment improve this particular recycling centre but also out commitment to encouraging recycling in Plymouth as a whole.

“We hope that these improvements will not only make the site safer for users and for staff but will also make it easier for people to visit and reduce the amount sent to landfill each year.”

The changes to the recycling centre come after extensive dialogue with the Environment Agency.

After thorough testing, there were some concerns that in the event of very heavy rainfall, the site could become a flood risk and therefore pose a potential pollution hazard to the surrounding areas.

The work, which is expected to last two months, is scheduled to begin in October as historically, this is when the centre sees a reduction in both visitors and tonnage of waste. During this time, the centre will be closed.

Chelson Meadow Recycling Centre will continue to operate as normal.