East Devon to resume its Green Waste collection service

Authored by Mary

Following the recent disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, East Devon District Council is now able to resume its green waste collections from 11 May 2020.

The council will endeavour to collect all green waste on its customers’ normal schedule dates, but is asking residents’ for their support and understanding for any missed collections, as the service is operating with...

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...

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...

Guidelines published ahead of new bin collections coming in

Authored by News Desk

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 as reminding people about what to recycle.

The policy is part of the Council’s...

Real Christmas tree collections in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

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 put the trees out next to their bins or bags on the day their recycling is...

New trucks doing the rounds

Authored by Mary

New refuse trucks are now out and about in Plymouth as part of a five year programme to replace ageing vehicles and keep maintenance costs down.

A total of 14 vehicles will be on the streets from this month with a further 12 to be delivered next April.

The 26 tonne Dennis bin lorries will be used to pick up the rubbish from 119,000 properties across the city.

The trucks...

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...

Cameras keep watch on waste trucks

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth's waste collection vehicles now have cameras installed as part of the Council's ongoing programme to improve its waste and recycling service.

Four-way cameras have been fitted to the vehicles following a 12-month trial and are designed to protect the drivers and the Council from bogus insurance claims. During the trial, the number of accidents and damage to vehicles dropped...


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