Recycling centres restricted to essential use only

Authored by News Desk

Residents should only visit recycling centres if absolutely necessary.

Those with small amounts of waste which are suitable to be placed in the kerbside collection, those over 70, those who are self isolating (vulnerable or displaying symptoms of COVID 19) should not visit the sites from today (Monday 23 March) until further notice.

The new measures follow thousands of...

Crediton and Tavistock recycling centres closed until further notice

Authored by News Desk

The Punchbowl recycling centre in Crediton and the Crowndale recycling centre in Tavistock will be closed until further notice due to Coronavirus (Covid 19).

The closures of the Household Waste Recycling Centres are a result of staff shortages caused by staff members or their families self-isolating.

Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for...

Recycle Devon wants Devon residents to join the ‘Donation Generation’

Authored by Mary

Devon residents are being invited to join the Donation Generation by pledging to reuse and repair clothing as much as possible and reduce the estimated 10,000 items of clothing thrown away in the UK every five minutes.

Every pledge made will be entered in a prize draw on 2 March 2020, to win one of 10 Upcycling and Repair kits.

The kits consist of handy items to help repair...

The Big Fix goes nationwide!

Authored by Mary

UK residents can find inspiration on how to breathe new life into their broken possessions at what promises to be the largest repair event of its kind ever held.

The Big Fix 2020 will see 75 repair cafes from around the UK join forces and run simultaneous events on Saturday February 15.

In an event being co-ordinated by Devon County Council, hundreds of volunteer fixers will...

Recycle Devon: Vote for your recycling hero

Authored by News Desk

Communities across Devon are being called on to vote for their recycling heroes in the sixth annual Thank You Awards.

This year there have been over 30 nominations in seven different categories including Your Recycling Hero, Collection Crew/Operative and Small Business Champion.

Residents can vote for their recycling heroes online from Monday 7 January on the

Where to recycle your real Christmas tree

Authored by Mary

Plymouth residents will once again be able to recycle their real Christmas trees and get a free bag of wood chippings.

Following the success of last year’s trial scheme, wood-chipping machines will be on a mini tour of Plymouth to dispose of Christmas trees responsibly.

You will be able to get a free bag of wood chippings for your garden made from your old tree.


Not correctly recycling your inhaler is leaving behind a damaging carbon footprint

Authored by News Desk

New research, released today, has revealed that the majority of the nation’s asthma sufferers are incorrectly disposing of their inhalers.

While most local authorities can recycle certain plastics, some inhalers contain plastics and glasses that are not readily recycled through existing kerbside arrangements.

Over half of the surveyed UK adults are simply disposing of their...

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

Authored by George Dawson

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 to their recycling and waste collections as the Council has introduced...

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.


Watch your waste line this Christmas

Authored by News Desk

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 and the Environment said: “We’ve seen a big change to people’...


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