Recycling centres

Both of our recycling centres are open.

Staff are not currently able to help unload or carry waste, so please only take items you can handle without assistance. (Please be aware there are steps up to the disposal containers at Weston Mill.)

Social distancing measures are in place and visitors are asked to maintain a two-metre distance from each other and staff at all times. As these are outside spaces you are not obliged to wear a face covering but we would encourage it where possible.

Do not visit the sites if you are isolating or displaying symptoms of COVID.

There is a limit of two people per vehicle. Children and dogs are allowed but must stay inside the vehicle at all times.

The number of vehicles allowed onto the sites is limited and they may have to close temporarily at very busy times, if queues impact the surrounding roads.

You need to provide proof of your Plymouth address, such as a council tax, gas or electricity bill, to use our recycling centres. Please make sure this is clearly displayed in the windscreen so it can be viewed whilst maintaining social distancing measures.

Chelson Meadow

Chelson Meadow Recycling Centre is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm, seven days a week.

Address: The Ride, Plymstock, Plymouth, PL9 7JA 

View the location of Chelson Meadow on Google maps.

Items accepted

  • General household waste
  • Bulky waste
  • Garden waste
  • Scrap metal
  • Fridges or freezers
  • TVs or other small electrical items
  • Recycling ‘bring bank’ items, such as clothing, cans and glass bottles
  • Antifreeze or chemicals
  • Car or household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes or low energy lamps
  • Gas bottles
  • Cooking or engine oil
  • Hazardous or commercial waste
  • Asbestos

Vans and trailers

Vans and trailers may use Chelson Meadow. (Exemptions and restrictions apply).

All vans and trailers require a permit - visit our permit page for further details. 


Weston Mill

Weston Mill Recycling Centre is open from 8.30am to 5.30pm every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Address: North Prospect Road, Plymouth, PL5 2AR 

View the location of Weston Mill on Google Maps.

Items accepted

  • Garden waste
  • Household waste
  • Wood Waste
  • Scrap metal 
  • Large Household appliances (Washing machines, Cookers, Tumble Dryers

Items not accepted

The following items are not accepted at Weston Mill so must be taken to Chelson Meadow Recycling Centre:

  • Fridges or freezers
  • TVs or other small electrical items
  • Recycling ‘bring bank’ items, such as clothing, cans and glass bottles
  • Antifreeze, asbestos or chemicals
  • Car or household batteries
  • Fluorescent tubes or low energy lamps
  • Gas bottles
  • Cooking or engine oil
  • Hazardous or commercial waste
  • Hardcore, rubble, soil and ceramics
  • Plasterboard
  • Bonded Asbestos 

Vans and trailers

Vans and trailers are not allowed to use Weston Mill.