East Devon District Council Recycling Information

In this section, residents living in East Devon can find information on recycling and refuse collections in their area.

Find out what your collection days are here.

Find out about household bulky waste collections here.

If you have missed your refuse/recycling collection, please contact East Devon Customer Services Centre on 01395 571515 or report a missed collection online here.

For more information regarding refuse and recycling in East Devon please click here.

What can I recycle?

Recycling box

Note: Please remember to place a lid on your box to keep the contents dry

  • 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.
    Pizza boxes – please remove any food residue.
  • Paper, newspapers, magazines, Yellow pages, junk mail (remove from plastic bags), envelopes – 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. No other glass items.
  • Clothes/shoes – Please bag any textiles/shoes. No mattress protectors. Please do not use black refuse bags.
  • Small electrical items – kettles, toasters, irons.
  • Used household batteries – in plastic bags

Please do not place excess recycling out for collection in black refuse bags.

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.

Blue food caddy

  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Cooked food
  • Uncooked food
  • Meat and fish (including bones)
  • Plate scrapings
  • Tea bags and tea/coffee grounds
  • Cat and dog food

You can line the caddy with newspaper or single use plastic bags such as carrier bags (not bag for life) or bread bags.

No animal bedding, animal waste or liquids please.

Food waste tips and useful information.

Green bin

Optional, chargeable garden waste collection.

  • Grass cuttings
  • Flowers
  • Small tree branches (Up to 10cms thick)
  • Loose leaves
  • Shrub and hedge trimmings

Green waste bins must never be used for household refuse, recycling or food waste including fruit or vegetables.

For prices and more information on the garden waste service, please click here.