Residents thanked for managing their waste under difficult circumstances

Authored by Mary

Households across Devon are being thanked for their ongoing support and efforts to keep on top of waste and recycling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Collection crews across Devon say they have been delighted with the level of public support shown to them in recent weeks, including pictures and thank you notes left on bins and outbreaks of spontaneous doorstep applause from...

Woman fined for littering after leaving bins out on wrong day

Authored by News Desk

Put your bins out on the right day and at the right time – or you could be fined for littering.

That’s the message from Plymouth City Council following a successful court case where a Stoke woman was ordered to pay £550 in fines and costs.

The woman was found guilty of littering in her absence by Plymouth magistrates and fined £220, ordered to pay £300 costs as well as a £30...

Check your Christmas and New Year bin collections

Authored by News Desk

Christmas and New Year holidays are just around the corner and Plymouth City Council wants to make sure you know what day your bin collections are, and what you can do with all that Christmas packaging!

As part of Plymouth’s ongoing recycling campaign, the Council wants to make sure that local people know what they need to do when.

Councillor Mike Leaves, Cabinet Member for...

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

Authored by News Desk

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 – collected one week and the following week non-recyclable waste – in...

City council launches alternate weekly collections in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

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.

The Council recently sent...

Your bin collections are changing...

Authored by News Desk

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 their non-recyclable rubbish – the brown bins – the next.


Buying bins to get on with the job

Authored by News Desk

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 as possible.

Different sizes are being ordered which include larger litter bins that are...

Countdown for new bin days underway

Authored by Mary

The countdown is on for the new bin collection days which will start on 19 January.

Thousands of Christmas cards were delivered just before the festive season got underway 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.

Stickers are being put on bins across the city as another way of...

Talking rubbish and recycling

Authored by Mary

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 about the new collections as well as get advice on what to recycle and what the...

Plymouth bin collection days are changing

Authored by Mary

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 the city ahead of the start of the new rounds on January...


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