Recycle more

From June 2017, we are planning to hold a trial of our improved recycling service which includes:

  • collecting food waste on a weekly basis with the weekly recycling
  • collecting unlimited cardboard with your weekly recycling
  • providing lots of education and information on recycling to get residents in the trial area to recycle everything that they can
  • looking into reducing what's going to landfill in the black bins and collecting them every three weeks instead of fortnightly
  • an optional, paid for garden waste collection service

The trial area covers the following areas:

  • Challacombe
  • Bratton Fleming
  • Part of Brayford
  • Arlington
  • Shirwell
  • Landkey
  • Whiddon Valley
  • Forches
  • Snapper
  • Stoke Rivers
  • Chelfham

Map of area for trial

List of addresses in the trial (there may be slight tweaks but we will confirm nearer the time)

We will be in touch with residents directly about what it means to be part of the trial. We will also have a team of recycling advisors on the ground to meet with residents and talk to them about how to reduce the amount of rubbish they are sending to landfill in their black bins and bags.

Together, the changes to our waste and recycling service will help us towards meeting three specific aims: 

  • to increase the amount and type of recyclable materials that can be collected every week
  • to meet national recycling targets - 50% of all household waste to be recycled by 2020 (we currently recycle 44%)
  • to reduce the cost of the overall service - we need to meet our financial savings target of at least £340,000 to protect our vital frontline services from further cuts

As well as the trial, the rest of North Devon will also be introduced to: