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  • Chelson Meadow
    Recycling Centre
    The Ride
    PL9 7JA



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Chelson Meadow recycling centre (domestic customers)

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From 1 July 2015 you will be asked to provide a photo ID driving licence with a Plymouth address before being allowed to dispose of your rubbish and recycling at either Chelson Meadow or Weston Mill.

If you live outside of the city you need to use the facilities your own council provides.

Find out more and view answers to common questions »

Opening hours

Located close to the landfill site near Plymstock, the site is open all year except Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day*

The opening times are:

From 1 March (Summer)

  • Monday: 9.30am to 7pm
  • Tuesday to Friday and Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 8.30am to 6.30pm

From 1 November (Winter)

  • Monday: 9.30am to 6pm
  • Tuesday to Friday and Sunday: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 8.30am to 5.30pm

Which bay?

We are unable to provide a map of the site indicating which bay to use for each material type, as the bay uses vary depending on demand. For example, on a dry summer weekend, we may dedicate three bays to garden waste. The staff on the gate will direct you to the correct bay and there are other staff on hand to help you unload your waste.

Plymouth residents with domestic cars are permitted free of charge. Vans and those towing trailers disposing of domestic waste are accepted providing they have a current van or trailer permit. This permit system is not for commercial waste, please visit our trade waste page for information on disposing of trade and commercial waste.

*This site is open for Plymouth residents to visit and dispose of waste, however the offices are not and will be closed at lunchtimes and outside of normal office hours.

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