Tag Archives : recycling


City’s recycling rate going up

Thank you for helping Plymouth’s alternate weekly collection get off to an encouraging start – that’s the message from the leader of the Council, Ian Bowyer. New figures show that people across Plymouth are recycling more and throwing away less waste. The city is trimming its waste line – throwing away nearly 12 kilos less […]


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 – […]


Official launch of alternate weekly collections in Plymouth

Plymouth City Council is officially launching its new alternate weekly collections service on Monday 8 May 2017, as part of its plans for a cleaner, greener Plymouth. This means that one week households will have their recycling (green bins) collected by council crews and the following week their non-recyclable waste (brown bins) will be collected. […]


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

  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 […]


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 […]


Free bag of chips if you recycle your tree…

Plymouth residents will be able to recycle their Christmas trees differently this year and get a free bag of chippings in return. Wood-chipping machines will be on a mini tour of Plymouth as part of a trial scheme to dispose of Christmas trees responsibly. Teams from the Council will take the machines to locations across […]


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 […]


Put tree out when your recycling is due to be picked up

The decorations are down, folks are back to work, resolutions have been made – and broken – now all that’s left of the festive season is a tired old tree. The Council’s Christmas tree collections start on Monday 11 January and will continue up until Thursday 21 January. All people have to do is to […]


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 […]


Tree-mendous Christmas collection returns

Plymouth City Council is putting on a special collection to pick up all the real Christmas trees once the festive period is over. The Council will be running its tree collection scheme from the weeks beginning Monday 11 January and 18 January will run until Thursday 21 January. All people have to do is to […]


Reminder on how to dispose of gas canisters and batteries

Plymouth City Council is reminding local people of how to dispose of gas canisters and batteries. Councillor Brian Vincent, Cabinet Member for Streetscene for Plymouth City Council, said: “It is essential that people dispose of gas canisters and batteries in the safest and most appropriate way as they can potentially cause harm to staff working […]


Prove you live in Plymouth to use waste and recycling centres

People bringing waste and recycling to Plymouth’s tips from this week will have to prove they live in the city before being allowed on site. From Wednesday 1 July staff at Chelson Meadow and Weston Mill Household Waste and Recycling Centres will be asking all those who use the sites for a photo-ID, for example, […]


Plymouth’s new recycling facility now running

A new facility that will help Plymouth’s residents recycle more of their rubbish into high quality materials is now operational. The new Material Recycling Facility, which is operated by Viridor, is now taking recyclables from Plymouth homes recycling green bin scheme. It uses some of the most advanced automated materials sorting equipment available, including sensor […]


Tip run on the cards? Prove you live in Plymouth

People using Plymouth’s household waste and recycling centres will be asked to prove they live in the city before being allowed on site. From 1 July staff at Chelson Meadow and Weston Mill will be asking all those who use the sites for a photo-ID driving licence with a Plymouth address before being allowed to […]


New apprentices to get recycling sorted

A group of young people are getting sorted at Weston Mill and Chelson Meadow Recycling Centres as apprentices. Nine apprentices are now learning the ropes at both sites as part of an apprenticeship run by the charity, Groundwork, in conjunction with City College Plymouth. And a further eight will be starting at Chelson Meadow Recycling […]


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 […]