North Devon District Council Waste and Recycling Information

In this section, residents living North Devon can find out 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 North Devon Council on 01271 374776.
For more detailed information regarding refuse and recycling in North Devon, please click here

What can I recycle?

Recycling Box

  • Household batteries (please put them in a small plastic bag before placing in your recycling box)
  • Small waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) such as kettles, toasters and mobile phones. All items should be no larger than a standard-sized carrier bag
  • Mixed plastics including yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, plastic bottles and food trays – squashed where possible
  • Glass bottles and jars, please reattach lids
  • Food tins and drink cans
  • Aluminium foil
  • Aerosol cans

Brown bag

The following flattened cardboard items (with packaging tape removed) can go in the brown bag:

  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Cereal boxes and other cardboard food packaging
  • Toothpaste boxes
  • Toilet roll and kitchen roll cores
  • Cardboard egg boxes
  • Card sleeves (from food trays)
  • Greetings cards

Green Bag

The following items can go in the green bag:

  • Newspapers
  • Paper, including shredded paper
  • White and brown envelopes (windowed or non-windowed)
  • Brown paper
  • magazines
  • Catalogues
  • Telephone books
  • Junk mail (no plastics)
  • Dry, undamaged clothes
  • Undamaged shoes (in pairs)
  • Undamaged blankets and bedding sheets

Green Wheelie Bin

Optional garden waste collection (Chargeable). Please ensure the lid on your wheelie bin can close properly. The following items can go in your green wheelie bin:

  • Real Christmas trees – chopped up
  • Bark
  • Hedge clippings
  • Grass cuttings
  • Weeds
  • Cut flowers
  • Plants (no soil)
  • Windfalls
  • Untreated sawdust
  • Wood shavings
  • Clean straw

You are no longer able to put food waste in your green wheelie bin. Please use your new kerbside caddy instead.
Find out more about the garden waste collections here

Kitchen and Kerbside Caddies

The following items can go in the caddies:

  • All cooked food
  • All raw food
  • Bones and carcasses
  • Leftovers from plates
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetables, including peelings
  • Egg shells