Recycling centres

Our recycling centres are open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Staff are available on site to assist in directing you to the appropriate bays to recycle correctly. This is a self-service site so please ensure you are able to safely lift the items from your vehicle. Please note that Weston Mill has steps to some bays and therefore some residents may find Chelson Meadow easier to access.

Children must remain in vehicles at all times.

Photo ID

You need to show a photo ID driving licence with a Plymouth address (or Plymouth council tax bill and another form of photo ID) to use our recycling centres.

You can bring rubbish for someone else but you will need to show their ID and their council tax bill.

Vans and trailers

Please be aware you will need a van and trailer permit if you want to use vehicles of this type to take waste into our recycling centres. You need to apply for this in advance, and the permit will need to be available when you come to dispose of your waste.

 

The Ride, Plymstock, Plymouth PL9 7JA Google map

Office opening hours Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm. Friday 8am to 3pm

Opening times  
March to October Monday: 9.30am to 7pm
Tuesday to Friday and Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 6.30pm
November to February Monday: 9.30am to 6pm
Tuesday to Friday and Sunday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 8.30am to 5.30pm

You can recycle or dispose of the following at Chelson Meadow:

  • Antifreeze, asbestos, chemicals
  • Batteries (car and household)
  • Bedding – duvets, quilts and pillows

  • Books, CDs, DVDs
  • Bric-a-brac, clothes
  • Cans and metal, cardboard, paper, plastic
  • Electrical appliances, computers, fridges and freezers, televisions
  • Fluorescent tubes and low energy lamps
  • Furniture
  • Garden waste, soil and hardcore
  • Gas bottles
  • Glass bottles and jars, sheet glass
  • Metal, plasterboard, paint, wood
  • Oil (cooking and engine)
  • Soil and hardcore

Please note bonded asbestos, stone and soil are not classified as household waste and although small quantities of these waste streams will be accepted free of charge from residents, larger quantities of stone and soil in excess of 2 tonnes and bonded asbestos of 3 x 25kg bags (or equivalent) will be charged.

Vans

Vans are permitted at Chelson Meadow, but you will require a van or trailer permit. For further information please click here.

Camper vans will only be exempt from needing a permit if there is a permanent sink and cooker in the van.

Weston Mill Road, Plymouth PL5 2AR Google map

Opening times

 
March to October Monday to Sunday: 9.30am to 6pm 
November to February Monday to Sunday: 9.30am to 5pm

You can recycle or dispose of the following at Weston Mill:

  • Batteries (household)
  • Bedding – duvets, quilts and pillows
  • Books, CDs, DVDs
  • Bric-a-brac, clothes
  • Cans and metal, cardboard, paper, plastic
  • Electrical appliances, computers, fridges and freezers, televisions
  • Furniture
  • Garden waste, soil and hardcore
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Metal, wood
  • Soil and hardcore

    Please note bonded asbestos, stone and soil are not classified as household waste and although small quantities of these waste streams will be accepted free of charge from residents, larger quantities of stone and soil in excess of 2 tonnes and bonded asbestos of 3 x 25kg bags (or equivalent) will be charged.

    Vans

    Vans are not permitted at Weston Mill, but you can get a van or trailer permit for Chelson Meadow. For further information please click here.