Residents have until November 30 to send recycling trial questionnaire

Tell us how the new service is working for you

Households taking part in East Devon District Council’s recycling trials in new Feniton and Exmouth (The Colony) are reminded that can now complete an online or paper questionnaire to tell us how the new service is working for them.

From mid-September, residents in these two areas have had the items they can recycle extended to include cardboard and mixed plastics. These items,  along with their usual extensive number of other recyclables including glass, metals, paper, plastic bottles, textiles and food waste, are collected from the kerbside every week.

As households in the trial areas are recycling more, they are throwing away less rubbish in their grey wheeled bin which is now being collected every three weeks.

Last month residents in the trial areas were sent a questionnaire about the trial and they have until Monday November 30 to complete and return it to the council. As well as paper copies, the questionnaire can be completed online. Feedback from the questionnaire and information from the trial will help the council make a decision on any future changes to the current recycling and waste service.

Information on the trials is available on the council’s website – – and includes a list of frequently asked questions, and top tips on how to recycle effectively. For residents who need assistance, the council’s recycling team can be contacted on 01395 571515 or email You can follow East Devon District Council on social media through twitter @eastdevon or facebook /eastdevon