Spring launch for East Devon’s new green waste fortnightly collection service

New service will cost £48 a year – less than £2 per collection

East Devon is moving forward with plans to introduce a district-wide chargeable green waste collection service this year.

The council is working with partners SUEZ UK to provide a fortnightly chargeable green waste collection service for its residents who have been asking for a reliable district-wide service of this kind for some time.

The council has now approved the proposals and the service is expected to be introduced in Spring 2018.

Many councils across the country successfully operate a chargeable green waste collection service and East Devon is keen to continue to further improve and modernise its recycling and waste service by introducing this new initiative.

The new service will cost £48 a year, with an introductory offer of a free 240ltr green bin. For less than £2 per collection green waste will be collected from the kerbside of residents’ homes - easy, reliable, recycled. The service is not being subsidised by the council tax payer. 

Cllr Tom Wright, the council’s portfolio holder for the environment, said:

We have listened carefully to the many residents who have been asking us to expand our recycling collections service to include a reliable green waste collection from the kerbside and we’re confident our new service will do just that.

For less than a cup of coffee in a café we can collect your green garden waste every fortnight. People who currently take their green waste to a recycling centre by car will save on fuel and time as the council’s special collections will be so much more convenient. It really is very good value for money.

If you would like to register your interest in the service, please visit www.eastdevon.gov.uk/green or call East Devon’s customer services on 01395 571515. The council will then contact residents nearer the time with details on how to subscribe.