Your recycling boxes, blue bag for paper, food bin and wheeled bin or seagull proof bag need to be placed at the boundary of your property so easily accessible from the highway by 6am on your collection day. We may need to vary the times of collection so please make sure that you don’t put it out late.
Each property is supplied with two recycling boxes which are emptied weekly. Please make sure that your recycling is separated into the correct box. You can request new stickers to show you what should go into each of the boxes.
Households are provided with both a small food caddy to use in the kitchen and a larger food waste bin to store outside. You can use the kitchen caddy to decant food waste to your kerbside caddy. The kitchen food caddy can be lined with any type of plastic bag; newspaper or special caddy liners to keep it clean. The large food waste bin will be emptied weekly.
Most households are provided with a wheeled bin for any general household rubbish that cannot be recycled. This will be collected fortnightly.
Properties that aren’t suitable for wheeled bins are provided with seagull proof sacks and in almost all cases will receive a weekly collection.
If you live in a block of flats please see our page about flats and communal collections.
- Book a slot at the tip (recycling centre)
- When is my bin collected?
- What to do with garden waste
- What can I do with bulky waste?
- What goes in my bin?
- My bin hasn't been collected
- Get a clinical or sharps waste collection
- Where are the recycling banks?
- Get a new/replacement bin
- Flats and communal collections
- Recycle electrical items
- Get an assisted collection
- How can I reduce my waste and save money?
- Commercial waste collections
- Recycling Metal
- Recycling Glass
- Litter and litter bins
- Visit Plymouth Energy from Waste Facility and Combined Heat and Power Plant
- Where does my recycling go?
- Recycling Blog
- Recycling Support Coordinators