street services

Changes made to waste services

Plymouth's new administration has wasted little time in making a range of changes designed to make disposing of waste easier for residents.

New Council Leader Nick Kelly was chairing the first meeting of his new cabinet on Tuesday when he announced that the garden waste period would be extended, charges for non-household waste at Chelson Meadow will be scrapped and the delivery of new bins will now be free of charge.

Garden waste registration opens for 2021

Residents are being urged to sign up for next year’s garden waste collections in plenty of time.

As announced earlier this year, the service will be moving from bags to wheeled bins, in line with industry best practice.

Registration is now open with households who register before 7 January able to receive delivery of their new wheelie bin free of charge.

Also in the registration process is the option to order either a 140 litre or a 240 litre bin. 

Garden waste wheelie bins set for approval

Garden waste wheelie bins are set to receive the green light next week.

The Council’s Cabinet will meet on Tuesday 13 October to go through plans to switch the service from bags to wheelie bins for teh 2021 season. 

Registration for next year’s collections will open in November and will give residents a choice of two bin sizes.

Residents who register before a cut-off date in January will be able to receive delivery of the new wheelie bin free of charge in time for when the service begins in April.