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10. Why can’t you collect all plastics?

The new service means that we can recycle the majority of plastics such as plastic bottles, meat and vegetable trays (transparent and black plastic), yoghurt pots, plastic ice containers and margarine tubs. There are some plastics that we cannot recycle at the moment such as crisp packets, cling film and hard plastics such as garden pots and children's toys. This is because these plastic materials are too difficult and expensive to sort and recycle. If this situation changes and we are able to recycle these items we will let you know.

We are here to help so if you would like to discuss this please contact customer services on 01395571515 or email csc@eastdevon.gov.uk