Sims Metal Plymouth Recycling Site

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Opening Times

  • Monday 8am–12:30pm (lunch) 1pm–4pm
  • Tuesday 8am–12:30pm (lunch) 1pm–4pm
  • Wednesday 8am–12:30pm (lunch) 1pm–4pm
  • Thursday 8am–12:30pm (lunch) 1pm–4pm
  • Friday 8am–12:30pm (lunch) 1pm–4pm
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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Sims Metal Plymouth Recycling Site specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at Sutton Road, Plymouth PL4 0HN.

Materials accepted

It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:

  • Scrap Metal

Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.

The Scrap Metal Yard is controlled by Sims Metal Management Ltd. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.

Schedule

Sims Metal Plymouth Recycling Site is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:

  • Monday: 8am–12:30pm (lunch) 1pm–4pm
  • Tuesday: 8am–12:30pm (lunch) 1pm–4pm
  • Wednesday: 8am–12:30pm (lunch) 1pm–4pm
  • Thursday: 8am–12:30pm (lunch) 1pm–4pm
  • Friday: 8am–12:30pm (lunch) 1pm–4pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed

Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.

Sims Metal Plymouth Recycling Site can be contacted on 01752 661576 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.

Environment Agency online services

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Hazardous waste disposal service

EA local offices

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Frequently asked questions about Sims Metal Plymouth Recycling Site

What can I take to the recycling centre?

The recycling centers handle different schedules depending on the municipality in which it is located and the capacity and personnel they have. To find out the hours of the recycling center closest to you, you can access this website. Each tip has its own web page, where you can find the opening and closing hours in the “Opening hours” section.

The opening and closing hours usually vary depending on the day of the week, above you can find the working hours for each day of the week.

How much recycling is actually recycled in the UK?

The recycling rate in the UK has increased in recent years, but so has the generation of waste.

The percentage that is recycled in the UK so far is approximately 45% of the waste generated.

The latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) indicates that the waste generated in British homes amounts to approximately 26 million tonnes of waste each year, of which only 12 million are recycled. The other 14 million tons end up in landfills.

Where is my nearest clothes recycling bin?

If you have recently cleaned out your closet and you have clothes that you no longer use and you are thinking of throwing them away, you can check on our website which is the nearest recycling center where you can leave clothes, textiles and shoes that you no longer use.

You can find this information by choosing the category Cloth & Fabrics. There you will see the list of recycling centers with contact information: addresses, phones, e-mails.

You just have to and put your postal code or address.

What goes in green recycling box?

Green recycling bins are typically the designated bins for depositing recyclable glass materials. However, this may vary depending on the municipality in which you are located. For example, in some municipalities the green color in the containers is used for dry recyclable materials.

It’s important not to confuse containers for glass recyclables or dry recyclables with wheelie bins that are for green yard waste.

To be sure of what you should deposit in your green container, you can contact your nearest recycling center and obtain more detailed information.

How much does it cost to dump rubbish at the tip?

There are household waste recycling centers in all the municipalities of the United Kingdom, and surely there is one near your home, and now finding it is very easy! We have developed a special search form on our page so you can find the recycling center closest to you in minutes!

You just have to access the following link and enter your postal code or address.

To go to this page, you must click on the “Recycling center Search” button.



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