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Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
We operate a fortnightly collection of recyclable material. Householders are given a 240 litre wheeled bin, or if they don't have the room to store or put out a bin for collection, they are given a re-usable plastic bag.
The recyclable materials we collect are:
* Shredded paper needs to be contained within envelopes, otherwise, the individual strips can cause problems with the machinery that sorts the recycling, by causing blockages or simply falling through the mechanism into the rejects bin.
Please put your recycling container on the boundary of your property by 6.30am on the day of your collection (but not before 6.30pm the night before). The items should be loose and not in plastic bags. To find out your collection day please visit the find my collection day page or contact us. Further information is also given in the recycling calendar which you can download below:
Home recycling calendar [475KB]
Items we don't take in the recycling collection include:
If you are not able to put your bin out for collection due to age or disability and there is no one in your household that can help, you may be eligible for our assisted collection. You can download an application form from the documents table below, or contact us for more information.
If your wheeled bin is too big for your household's needs and you are not producing much rubbish, please contact us and we will be happy to replace it with a smaller 140 litre bin.
If your bin has not been collected...
Call us by the end of the following working day and we will return within 48 hours (not including weekends and bank holidays) to empty your bin.
Home recycling scheme leaflet [1.67MB]
If your bin has been damaged, stolen or needs to be fixed/replaced please contact us by phoning 01752 668000 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for a replacement.