More roadshows being held to help you find out about changes to bin collections

Roadshows have started taking place across the city to tell you about changes to bin collections in Plymouth from 8 May.


The next set of roadshows have been confirmed to make local people in Plymouth aware of planned changes to bin collections, and answer questions about recycling and waste.

From Monday 8 May, Plymouth will move to alternate weekly collections with recyclables – in the green bins – collected one week and the following week non-recyclable waste – in brown bins – will be collected. The roadshows will give people the chance to find out about the changes as well as more general hints and tips about recycling, food waste and composting.

The next phase of roadshows are as follows:

  • Tuesday 18 April: Sainsbury’s, Marsh Mills, 9.30am to 12pm.
  • Thursday 20 April: Friary Retail Park (outside Poundland), 9.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.
  • Wednesday 26 April: St Budeaux Community Centre, 9.30am to 12pm.
  • Wednesday 26 April: Tamar View Community Centre, Barn Barton, 1pm to 4pm.
  • Friday 28 April: Morrisons, Outland Road, Plymouth, 9.30am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm.
  • Tuesday 2 May: Southway Shopping Centre (outside Co-op), 9.30am to 12pm.
  • Tuesday 2 May: Ernesettle Shops (outside Co-op), 1pm to 4pm.

Councillor Michael Leaves, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and the Environment for Plymouth City Council, said: “Your feedback is really important to us and we want to both tell you about the changes and also ask us any questions you might have. Hundreds of people have already attended our first few roadshows Plymouth City Council held and asked us a wide range of questions.

“The roadshows are on a drop-in basis at different venues around the city and are open to everyone.

“We are making changes to increase recycling rates but also run a smoother and more efficient, cost effective service for local residents. The alternate weekly collections system has already been running successfully in a number of other cities across the UK for many years.

“So please do pop along to one of the roadshows in your local area to find out more about our plans.”

The new street scene and waste services policy was agreed by Plymouth City Council on 10 April, and the alternate weekly collections start on Monday 8 May 2017.