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. Click here to find out what your collection days are. Click here to find out about household bulky waste collections. If you have missed your refuse/recycling collection, please contact East Devon Customer Services Centre on 01395 571515

What can I recycle?

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 (please place metal lids in your recycling sack)

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 East Devon District Council 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

Blue Food Caddy

Food waste – cooked and uncooked food, meat and fish, bones, fruit and vegetables, cat and dog food, plate scrapings and tea and coffee grounds.

Please reuse plastic shopping bags, use compostable bags or line your caddy with newspaper/kitchen towel.

Green Bin

Optional, chargeable garden waste collection. £48 per year

Garden Waste – grass cuttings, flowers, small tree branches (up to 10cm thick), loose leaves, shrub and hedge trimmings.