Weston Mill Recycling Centre set to re-open


Mike Leaves, Cabinet member for Streetscene and Environment and Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council at the gates of Weston Mill Recycling Centre

Mike Leaves, Cabinet member for Streetscene and Environment and Ian Bowyer, Leader of Plymouth City Council at the gates of Weston Mill Recycling Centre

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is re-opening after a £200,000 upgrade.

Residents who visit the site from 9.30am on Monday 18 December will see a brand new drainage system has been installed and that the site has been completely resurfaced.

New road markings designed to improve traffic flow and help separate plant vehicles and residents using the site, have also been laid.

Councillor Mike Leaves, Cabinet Member for Strategic Street Scene and the Environment, said: “It’s great to have Weston Mill reopen and we’re sure that residents who regularly use the site will see a marked improvement.

“The Christmas period can be a busy time for the team here so I’m delighted that with the changes, the team will be able to manage visitors more effectively and ultimately, reduce the amount of waste sent for disposal each year.”

Weston Mill is a very popular site and accommodated over 150,000 visits last year alone.

In order to reduce the traffic flow to more manageable level, the site no longer accept trailers over 1.8 metres, nor will it accept waste oil and LPG cylinders.

Chelson Meadow, located at the Ride in Plymstock, will still accept these items.