Tag Archives : bins


New bigger litter bins installed across city

Larger multi-use bins have appeared in parks, on streets and playing fields over the past few months as part of the Council’s plan to keep the city cleaner and greener. The bigger bins can also be used for bagged dog waste, which makes it easier to collect and more cost-effective as a separate round won’t […]


More roadshows to answer your questions about bin collection changes

More roadshows are being held in Plymouth to help answer any questions local people have about changes to bin collections and queries on recycling and waste. Plymouth moved to alternate weekly collections on Monday 8 May with recyclables – in the green bins and bags – collected one week and the following week non-recyclable waste […]


Remember to put your bins or bags out a day later this bank holiday

Residents in Plymouth are being reminded to put their recycling or waste collections out a day later this bank holiday. Monday 29 May is a bank holiday so your bin or bag collection day will be a day later than usual. Residents were written to by Plymouth City Council in April with information about changes […]


More roadshows to help you find out about bin collection changes

More roadshows are being held throughout May to help local people in Plymouth find out about the changes to bin collections that have come into effect, and answer questions about recycling and waste. As of Monday 8 May, Plymouth has moved to alternate weekly collections with recyclables – in the green bins and bags – […]


Your bin collections are changing – look out for a letter through the post

Letters will soon be landing on the doormats of every home in Plymouth to tell people about their new bin collection arrangements. From 8 May the city will have an alternate weekly collection system, which means households will have their recycling – the green bins – collected by Plymouth City Council crews one week and […]


Guidelines published ahead of new bin collections

Clear, consistent standards which set out what the Council – and residents – can do to help the city get cleaner and greener have been published. A policy document has been put together so that crews and residents are given clear guidelines about how, when and where to put bins and bags out as well […]


Find out about changes to bin collections at roadshows

A series of roadshows is taking place in Plymouth from tomorrow (Wednesday 5 April) to make people 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 […]


Buying bins to get on with the job

Plans for Plymouth to get greener and cleaner get off the starting blocks this week with the go-ahead for a major bulk buy of bins. Over 11,500 bins of a variety of sizes are to be placed on the order books so that the move to alternative weekly collections from May can be as smooth […]


Watch your waste line this Christmas

Plymouth residents are being asked to watch their ‘waste line’ this Christmas and to do their bit to keep the city greener and cleaner. With the count down for Christmas underway, the Council is asking people to think about what they buy ahead of the big day. Councillor Michael Leaves, Cabinet member for Street Scene […]


Plans to make Plymouth greener unveiled

Plymouth’s plans to go greener and keep the city’s streets cleaner are to be unveiled at Cabinet next week. Proposals are being put forward for the city to move to an alternate weekly collection which will lead to a significant shift in recycling habits. At the same time, clear guidelines will be issued to all […]


Plans are developed for increasing recycling in Plymouth

Plans to modernise the way Plymouth deals with household waste and increase recycling in the city are to be considered by the Council’s Place and Corporate Overview Scrutiny Committee. A report to the committee says the city needs to modernise its waste collections in order to reach targets for recycling and make sure services can […]


Get Christmas recycling and bins wrapped up

Three more sleeps to go, three more sleeps ‘til Santa, but the Council is already gearing up for the post Christmas bin bonanza. Plymouth folk are being reminded to recycle as much as possible and to get rid of rubbish responsibly. The Council is putting on a special collection to pick up all the real […]


Fridges and furniture cleared as part of Stonehouse sweep

Four fridges, a battered three-piece suite, smashed up bedside cabinets – someone in Stonehouse thinks unwanted furniture magically walks to the tip. Our teams have been taking part in a campaign to tidy up Stonehouse, clearing the area of clutter and rubbish so that people will be encouraged to keep it smart afterwards. Initial rounds […]


Folk asked to keep up good Stonehouse keeping!

Families in Stonehouse are being asked to help keep the area special. The area is to be the focus of a month-long campaign by the Council to sort out the niggling problems that let the neighbourhood down and encourage people to take more pride in where they live. Around 600 homes around Wyndham Square and […]


Talking rubbish and recycling near you

Council staff are out and about in the next few weeks to spread the ‘New Year new bin day’ message. A number of community events are being organised across the city so that people can chat about the new arrangements that will come in on January 19. The roadshows are a chance to ask questions […]