Exeter City Council Waste and Recycling Information

In this section, residents living in Exeter 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 Exeter Customer Services Centre on 01392 265010 or click here. For more detailed information regarding refuse and recycling in Exeter, please  click here.

What can I recycle?

Green Wheelie Bin or box

  • Drink cans (empty)
  • Food tins (empty)
  • Aerosols (empty)
  • Biscuit tins and lids
  • Aluminum foil
  • Puree tubes (leave lids on)
  • Plastic bottles – including household cleaning product bottles (empty, with the lids on)
  • Polythene or plastic film and wrap (including bubble wrap)
  • Plastic food containers (empty)
  • Carrier bags
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Cardboard
  • Junk mail and envelopes (remove plastic wrapper from junk mail and put it into your container separately)
  • Catalogues
  • Phone directories

Brown Wheelie Bins and Biodegradable Sacks

(This is an opt-in, chargeable service)

Garden waste – flowers and plants, grass cuttings, leaves and bark, prunings, hedge trimmings and small branches.
Special biodegradable sacks £2.20 each – a minimum purchase of 5 sacks is required
Annual charge for bin hire:
140 litre   £36.05
240 litre   £47.40
Additional 140 litre at same address  £25.75 each
Additional 240 litre at same address  £36.05 each