Refuse collections will be continuing as usual, despite the coronavirus outbreak. Residents should continue to put out their green and brown bins on their normal collection days.
Bags containing used tissues should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.
Street cleaning and grass-cutting will also continue for as long as is operationally possible.
In order to keep these core services running, changes have been made to the following, less-essential operations:
- Weston Mill Household Waste Recycling Centre has closed until further notice. Chelson Meadow will remain open as usual.
- Garden waste collections have NOT resumed in April as planned. You should home compost where possible or take garden waste to Chelson Meadow.
- The collection and delivery of new bins and bags will be suspended from 3pm on Friday 20 March.
- New trade waste applications have been suspended until further notice.
- The collection of bulky waste has been suspended with all bookings cancelled. If this applies to you, you should have already been contacted to confirm this.
In a time of reduced service, the council have asked residents to try and minimise waste and continue to recycle as much as possible. Any alterations to services can be found via the council website and through social media.
There may be other services that the council need to temporarily suspend and they are reviewing these daily. Plymouth City Council have also aimed to reinstate any suspended service as soon as possible.