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Coronavirus: Waste and Recycling

Advice on disposal of waste if someone in your household has or is suspected of having coronavirus (COVID-19):
  • Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste.
  • This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.
  • Other household waste can be disposed of as normal. Please do continue to recycle.
  • If you are buying products you don't normally, find out how to recycle them here.

Please visit the official UK government COVID-19 page for information about safe cleaning practices. 

Your local authority responsible for your waste collection will post updates via their website and social media accounts.
Please see the links below for their latest information in regards to waste and recycling. 

Exeter City Council 

East Devon District Council

Mid Devon District Council

South Hams District Council

West Devon Borough Council

Torridge District Council 

Teignbridge District Council 

North Devon District Council 

Plymouth City Council

Torbay District Council 

Visit here to find out what to do with your waste and recycling.