Food and Garden Waste Composting

What do you do with your food and garden waste?

Reduce Your Food Waste

If you have a lot of food waste that could have been avoided, ideas like planning weekly meals, freezing leftovers and getting portion sizes right could help.  Click here for more information to help you Love Food and Hate Waste.

Compost binHome Composting

Composting at home is a great way to reduce the amount of food that is sent for disposal.
It’s also fantastic for utilising your garden waste  too and turning them into rich, nutritious FREE compost. There a number of different types of composters that can be used depending on the size of your garden and how much organic waste you produce.

Click here for more info and a handy tutorial.

Household Food and Garden Waste Collections

Most councils across Devon provide a food and garden waste collection from your household. What happens to it after it has been collected will vary depending on whether they are collected together or separately.

You can find out more information on what happens to your garden, food waste and recycling here.

East Devon

Food waste is collected in your blue food caddy. 

Garden waste can be collected via an optional, chargeable service. 

Mid Devon

Food waste is collected in your blue food caddy. 

Garden waste can be collected via an optional, chargeable service.

North Devon

Food waste can be collected in your smaller kitchen caddy and transferred to your green food waste bin. 

Garden waste can be collected in your green wheelie bin.

West Devon

Food waste can be collected in your smaller kitchen caddy and transferred into your food waste bin.

Garden waste can be collected via an optional, chargeable service. 

South Hams

Food waste can be collected in your smaller kitchen caddy and transferred to the larger caddy. 

Garden waste can be collected in your brown wheelie bin. 

Teignbridge

Food waste can be collected in your smaller kitchen caddy and transferred in your blue food waste bin bin.

Garden waste can collected via an optional, chargeable service.

Torridge

Food waste is collected in your green food waste caddy.

Garden waste can be collected via an optional, chargeable service.

Torbay

Food waste can be collected in your smaller kitchen caddy and transferred in to your larger caddy outside. 

Currently garden waste cannot currently be collected from your household. You can try composting at home, or taking your green waste to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Exeter

At the moment, Exeter does not provide food collections, but it is currently under discussion. If you have a garden, why not consider composting at home?

Garden waste can collected via an optional, chargeable service.

Plymouth

Unfortunately, Plymouth do not currently offer food waste collections. If you have a garden, why not consider composting at home?

Garden waste can be collected in your garden waste bins.

Recycling Centres

Garden waste can also be taken to your local Recycling Centre.