Recycling centres

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

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

You need a van and trailer permit to take a van or a trailer into our recycling centres. Please click here for further information on how to apply for a permit.

 

 

    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.