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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.

Home 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.

Did you know that you can also purchase a cut price compost bin from your local council? Find out more here!
 

Or check out GetComposting.com for good quality compost bins, water butts and accessories at great prices.

 

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 seperately. 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. Click here for more info.

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

Mid Devon

Food waste is collected in your blue food caddy. Click here for more info.

Garden Waste can be collected in an optional, chargeable brown bin service, click here for more info.

North Devon

Food waste can be collected in your smaller kitchen caddy and transferred to your green food waste bin. Click here for more info.

Garden Waste can be collected in your green wheelie bin. Click here for more info.

West Devon

Food waste can be collected in your smaller kitchen caddy and transferred into your food waste bin. Click here for more info.

Garden Waste can be collected in your garden waste sacks. Click here for more info.

South Hams

Food waste can be collected in your smaller kitchen caddy and transferred in your brown wheelie bin. Click here here for more info.

Garden Waste can be collected in your brown wheelie bin. Click here for more info.

Teignbridge

Food waste can be collected in your smaller kitchen caddy and transferred in your blue food waste bin bin. Click here for more info.

Garden Waste can collected in an optional, chargeable green bin service, click here for more info.

Torridge

Food waste is collected in your green food waste caddy. Click here for more info.

Garden Waste can be collected in your green wheelie bin, click here for more info.

Torbay

Food waste can be collected in your smaller kitchen caddy and transferred in to your larger caddy outside. Click here for more info.

Currently garden waste cannot currently be collected from your household. You can try composting at home, or taking your green waste to your nearest 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 in an optional, chargeable brown bin service, click here for more info.

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 green garden waste sacks, click here for more info.

 

Recycling Centres

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