Torbay Recycling Information
In this section, residents living in Torbay can find information on recycling and refuse collection.
If you have missed your refuse/recycling collection, please contact SWISCo on tel: 01803 701316 or you can report a missed collection online here.
What can I recycle?
Yellow Pages, phone books and directories
Letters, leaflets and junk mail (you may wish to shred letters that contain personal information)
All types of envelopes (no need to remove the window)
Shredded paper (please put in a clearly marked and loosely tied carrier bag. Limited to one bag per collection)
- Household plastic packaging:
Plastic bottles (please squash the bottles and replace the lid)
Plastic pots (e.g. yoghurt pots, instant noodle pots)
Plastic tubs (e.g. margarine and ice cream tubs)
Plastic trays (e.g. meat and fish trays, fruit punnets and egg boxes)
Tin foil (please make sure it’s clean)
Aluminium food trays
Foil pet food trays
- Food tins and drink cans:
Metal food tins
Metal drinks cans
Large tins (e.g. chocolate tins)
Metal lids and caps from jars and bottles
- Empty metal aerosol cans
Textiles should be placed in a supermarket size carrier bag and clearly marked. Limited to one bag per collection
Clean, dry clothes
Clean, dry sheets
Clean, dry towels
Pairs of shoes
Please put batteries in a plastic bag, do not put them inside any other recycling items
All household batteries
Hearing aid batteries
Mobile phone batteries
Glass bottles – any colour
Glass jars – any colour
Any cardboard packaging, please flatten or fold and place inside box
Cardboard cereal boxes
Greetings cards (without glitter)
Food and drink cartons
Fruit juice cartons
- Cooking oil:
Please put cooking oil in a sealed, labelled container
- Used engine oil:
Please put engine oil in a sealed, labelled container
- Electricals items:
Kettles, toasters and Irons
Mobile phones, remote controls and chargers
Small radios, electronic toys and games consoles
Small power tools i.e. drills
Hairdryers, hair straighteners, curlers, hair trimmers and shavers
Food Waste Container
- All cooked and uncooked food waste:
Bones or carcasses – this includes chicken carcasses
Bread, pasta, rice and cereals
Cheese and dairy products
Fruit and vegetables and peelings
Meat and fish
Teabags and coffee grounds
Please remove the packaging from the food first.
Your kitchen caddy can be lined with any type of plastic bag including carrier bags, sandwich bags, pedal bin liners and bread bags. Alternatively, you can use newspaper or compostable bags to line your caddy.
All liners, whether plastic, paper or compostable, are mechanically separated from the food waste and are then disposed of.
Optional, chargeable garden waste collection.
- Household garden waste only.