Tag Archives : recycling


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 […]


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 […]


New bin day cards being delivered

Thousands of Christmas cards are being delivered to let people know what days their bins will be collected as part of a major reorganisation of the city’s rubbish and recycling rounds. Seasons greetings combined with dates of new recycling and rubbish collection days are being sent out from this week to thousands of homes across […]


Student guide to being a good Plymouth neighbour

Students arriving in Plymouth are being given a welcome back with top tips on how to be a good neighbour.   A leaflet giving the low-down on how to be a good neighbour is being handed out by Council staff at Fresher’s Week and will be distributed to all students through the university and the […]


Smashing! 20 per cent more glass collected

Glass recycling in Plymouth has increased by nearly 20 per cent, thanks to the glass recycling scheme that is now available to all Plymouth residents. From May everyone in Plymouth could put empty glass bottles and jars into their green recycling bins or bags for the Council’s crews to pick them up. Now statistics for […]