Recycling collections in the North Devon district

Please be aware that recycling collection days are changing for some households in parts of West Down and in the Forches area of Barnstaple. We will write to you direct over the next two weeks if your recycling collection is one of those affected.

We offer a free-of-charge clinical waste collection. Items can be collected from a named, discreet, location accessible from 5am on the day of collection.

Arrange a clinical waste collection

Clinical waste is waste that consists wholly or partly of:

  • human or animal tissue
  • blood or bodily fluids
  • excretions
  • drugs or other pharmaceutical products
  • swabs or dressings
  • syringes, needles or other sharp instruments

In the case of medicines, it is recommended you dispose of these by returning them to a pharmacist.

You can arrange regular or ad hoc collections to meet your needs. If you need to cancel or suspend your regular collection please contact us.