Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 05 January 2021

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11. Recycling and Waste

Recycling and Waste Service
The council’s recycling and waste service will continue as normal, but due to high Christmas catch up tonnages and staff isolating due to the virus, services are being affected. If your recycling has not been collected, please leave your containers out for one or two days as we attempt to catch up. After this please take them back in and place any extra out in carrier bags on your next collection day. If your refuse has been missed please report this to us online and we will collect it as soon as possible. 

Household Recycling Centres
Devon County Council has confirmed that household recycling centres will remain open during the new lockdown period. Reuse shops at the recycling centres are closed.

Cardboard collections
As residents may do more shopping online as non-essential shops have closed, the council is expecting to collect more cardboard from the kerbside. As always, the crews will collect as much as they can but may have to leave some materials if very large quantities are put out. Please store your card and put it out gradually over the next collection days.

Households with Coronavirus
Households are reminded that if they have coronavirus, their recycling and waste needs to be handled carefully before being put out for collection to help prevent further spread of the virus.

Service updates
Visit our updates page on our website at for more detailed information.