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.
What can I recycle?
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.
- 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.
Optional, chargeable garden waste collection.
- Grass cuttings
- 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.