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Recycling Box

  • Cardboard - including Brown/corrugated cardboard boxes, thin card such as cereal, ready meal sleeves, egg boxes, washing powder boxes and toilet and kitchen roll tubes.
  • Paper, newspapers, magazines, Yellow pages, junk mail - no need to remove windows. Please bag up shredded paper to reduce the risk of littering during collection.
  • Glass bottles and jars - rinsed with no lids
  • Clothes/textiles - Please place in a carrier bag to keep clean and dry please otherwise we can not recycle them.
  • Shoes - Please tie in pairs so they don't separate and place in a carrier bag to keep dry
  • Small electrical items - kettles, toasters, irons.
  • Used household batteries - in bags supplied - please contact us if you would like any more bags

No takeaway pizza boxes please

Recycling Sack

  • Plastics – such as yoghurt pots, plastic meat and vegetable trays, margarine and ice cream tubs, and plastic bottles (please squash bottles and leave lids on).
  • Cartons/Tetra Paks – such as orange juice cartons, milk and soup Tetra Paks.
  • Tins and cans - please rinse and ensure there are no sharp edges
  • Aluminium foil (including trays) - clean and dry please
  • Aerosols - empty

No cardboard or glass in the sack please

Food Caddy

  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • cooked food
  • uncooked food
  • meat and fish (including bones)
  • plate scrapings
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • cat and dog food

Please place your food waste in 7 litre compostable bags that display the compostable logo below. You can buy these in many local shops, supermarkets or online. Alternatively you could line the caddy with newspaper.

compostable logo

No animal bedding, animal waste or liquids please

Food waste tips and useful information.

Black wheeled bin

Your black wheeled bin or gull sack should contain any rubbish that can't go in the recycling box, bag or food caddy. This can include nappies or incontinence products.

The wheeled bin should not contain garden waste, rubble or hazardous waste. These items may be taken by your local Devon County Council  recycling centre. Please call to check with your local centre on 03451551010.

Anything you can't recycle or use which is placed in your black wheeled bin will either go to landfill or a waste to energy plant. If you're unsure please call our customer service team on 01395 571515 or email us at csc@eastdevon.gov.uk

Please note that we will only collect waste that is contained within our black wheeled bin or gull sack

 Here is a useful recycling leaflet which explains our kerbside recycling collection service