Mid Devon Recycling Information

In this section, residents living in the Mid Devon area can find out information on recycling and refuse collections in their area.

Find out what your collection days are here.

Find out about household bulky waste collections here.

If we have missed your refuse/recycling collection, please contact Mid Devon District Council on 01884 255255 or report a missed collection online here.

For more information regarding refuse and recycling in Mid Devon, please click here.

What can I recycle?

Black recycling box 1

  • Tins/cans/Ffil:
    Food tins
    Drinks cans
    Foil wrap
    Foil trays
    Sweet and biscuit tins
  • Plastic packaging:
    Bottles
    Pots**
    Tubs
    Trays
    Plastic carrier bags***

Black recycling box 2

  • Glass*:
    Glass bottles
    Glass jars
  • Paper:
    Office paper
    Shredded paper (please bag)
    Newspaper/directories
    Magazines
    Junk mail
    White envelopes
  • Batteries****:
    AAA
    AA
    C and D
    6V and 9V
    We don’t currently accept Lithium Ion batteries.
    Please tape terminals where possible.

* Includes mixed coloured glass

** Includes plant pots

***Only carrier bags or white pedal bin liners please – we can’t collect any other types of polythene at this time

**** Batteries must be placed inside a clear plastic bag/pot inside black recycling box 2

If you only have room for one recycling box, as long as it’s clean and tidy, we’ll hand sort it by the kerbside for you.

  • Put shredded paper in carrier bags or white pedal bin liners to avoid littering during windy conditions.
  • Rinse out all bottles, cans, tins and plastic.
  • Squash all cans, tins and plastic.
  • Squeeze air out of bottles and replace lids.
  • Remove film from plastic pots and tubs.
  • Help our crews do their job quickly and safely by sorting your recycling within your boxes, see Recycling guidance.
  • Shoes must be paired.
  • Clean and dry textiles can be put in a clear plastic bag in/next to black recycling box 2. Textiles must be dry, unsoiled and placed in carrier bags or white sacks – wet items will not be collected.

Green recycling box

  • Cardboard:
    Cereal boxes
    Kitchen and toilet roll inner
    Cardboard packaging
    Food boxes*
    White and brown wrapping paper (non-glittery/ non- metallic wrapping paper)
    Christmas cards without glitter or embellishment
  • Mobile phones ink cartridges and toners:
    Mobile phones
    Ink cartridges
    Toners
    Small electricals – please click here for more information. 
    Place ink cartridges and toners inside a carrier bag (not black in colour) before putting in you recycling box
  • Cartons:
    Drinks cartons
    Cartons used for liquid foods

• Rinse and squash cartons.
• Flat pack all cardboard.

Blue food caddy

  • Meat and bones
  • Tea and coffee grounds
  • Dairy produce
  • Bread and pastries
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Fish
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Eggshells

If you want to line your caddy you can use any type of compostable liner or plastic bag, please click here for more information. 
You can use small amounts of kitchen roll or newspaper to line your caddy and wrap your food waste.

Brown bin

Optional, chargeable service.

  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Plants , shrubs and weeds
  • Cut flowers
  • Leaves
  • Twigs and small branches (less than 15cm/6” diameter)

For prices and more information on the garden waste service, please click here.