Recycling Blog - The Terror of Textiles

Recycling is important and we all want to play our part, but did you know that including items that can’t be recycled in your household collections can contaminate whole lorries full of otherwise good recycling? This can result in batches being binned instead of processed and recycled, as well as damaging machinery, causing fires and in worse cases, injuring the operatives. Not to mention it can also be pretty disgusting too!

Clean City Top Priority for Council

Keeping our streets clean and tidy is a firm commitment for Plymouth City Council, as it is revealed over 120,000 hours has already been spent cleaning the City streets and over 4,000 tonnes of sweepings, litter and flytipped waste has been removed over the past 12 months. 

Environmental Enforcement Officers are also patrolling the City, issuing fines to those who flout the law and are caught littering. Last year they issued 1,642 fixed penalty notices to those caught littering, 47 to individuals littering from a vehicle and 105 to fly tippers.

Update on Weston Mill recycling centre

Both Weston Mill and Chelson Meadow recycling centres were closed during the COIVID-19 lockdown, in line with Government instructions.

Chelson Meadow is our main household waste recycling facility and since we reopened it in May hundreds of people a day have been using it. We've had positive feedback about how the site is being safely managed with social distancing measures in place.