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Make life 'mulch' easier and sign up to new green waste service

Summer is beckoning and so are those jobs in your garden - so why not sign up to East Devon’s fortnightly green waste collection service and save yourself the journey to your local recycling centre.

More than 7,000 district council households have already subscribed to the new kerbside collections which is making life so much easier for our green fingered residents to dispose of their green waste.

The new service started earlier this month, but residents can sign up at any time of the year for a full annual collection. The service costs £48 a year – each fortnightly collection costing less than £2 a time – and includes an introductory offer of a free 240 litre green wheeled bin. Normally the bins would cost an extra £20 to buy up front.

The council is holding some roadshows over the next few months and residents are invited to come along and talk to our team about anything to do with recycling – including the green waste service.

Come along to Axe Vale Festival on Saturday 23rd June between 10am and 6pm. We’re also going to be at Exmouth Tesco store on Friday 29th June from 9am to 2pm and Honiton Tesco store on Friday 6th July, also from 9am to 2pm.

What’s collected in East Devon, stays in East Devon as the green waste is being taken to Coastal Organics at Hill Barton Business Park in Clyst St Mary and turned in to high quality compost. The environment benefits in so many ways by using this new service. Residents won’t need to use fuel to travel to their local recycling centre and the resulting compost from their green waste will be used on East Devon farms to improve the soil.

East Devon residents have been asking for a reliable service such as this for a while now and many councils across the country successfully operate a chargeable system.  The service is not being subsidised by the council tax payer.

Residents can now sign up for the service online or call East Devon’s customer services on 01395 571515.

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

This service is excellent value for money and saves you time and money on driving to a recycling centre. It’s collected from your kerbside too – easy, efficient and reliable. All the green waste is composted locally and will benefit local farms in the area – it’s a win-win for all!