Trade waste and recycling
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Trade waste and recycling

North Devon Council offers a competitive and comprehensive trade waste and recycling service to the local businesses of North Devon.  Whatever your business, North Devon Council can provide a trade waste and recycling service to meet your needs.

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Bank holiday collections

The trade waste and recycling collections are affected by the bank holiday's this year. Please see the following attachment to see how your collections will alter. Bank holiday collections Word (19kb)

Please note the Christmas and New Year collections have not yet been determined so this will be updated nearer the time.

Make recycling your business

In the summer of 2013 we launched a new trade recycling service, which allows us to provide a comprehensive recycling service to businesses in North Devon.

This new services means that as well as our existing general waste and cardboard collections, we can now arrange to pick up the following recyclable materials:
  • Glass
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Paper
  • Tins

This year we are looking at expanding our recycling route to cover other areas in North Devon, including Bideford, Torrington, Appledore, Northam and Westward Ho! If you are in this area and would like further information on our recycling service please contact us so we can help to choose the best solutions to suit your business needs.
Our contracts are tailor made to suit you, based on the amount and types of waste you produce, to how frequent you want your waste and recycling collected. We can supply you with the right containers, such as:
  • blue bags for small amounts of commercial rubbish
  • wheeled bins for commercial rubbish or recycling, available in various sizes from 240 litre up to 1,100 litres
  • labels to stick on cardboard - this can be stored in a wheeled bin, separate to commercial residual waste, or with the cardboard bundled together by tape we provide
  • boxes and bags for small amounts of commercial recycling

Alternatively, if you are an existing trade waste customer with us, you can drop off your pre-sorted recyclable materials to us free of charge. We can accept the following items;  clear glass, coloured glass, plastic bottles, paper, cardboard, tins and textiles. If you would like to use our drop-off recycling facility please contact us to book this in.

Unsure of what you might need?

We offer a free waste and recycling audit, which is where we can look at the types of waste you are producing and identify where potential savings could be made.

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Your duty of care

The Environmental Protection Act 1990 places a duty of care on all businesses to dispose of their waste responsibly. This means businesses are legally required to have a trade waste agreement in place, which confirms they have arranged for licensed waste carrier to properly dispose of their waste.

The Pre-Treatment Regulations 2007 highlights that all waste created by the commercial and trade industry must be sorted to filter out items that can be recycled, cutting down on the amount of waste sent to landfill.

We can provide assistance with this to ensure your contract complies with these regulations.

For further information, see the Duty of Care regulationsexternal website or NetRegsExternal link which gives environmental guidance for businesses.

For additional information on sustainable practices, see:

Get in touch

For more information on any of our services, a quote or to arrange a free waste audit please contact our friendly Trade Waste Team who can help you. Alternatively, if you know what you require then please return the completed trade waste agreement and duty of care document.

You can download a trade waste agreement (pdf 79 kB) PDF logo and 'duty of care' document (pdf 28 kB) PDF logo and return to us.

Contact information

Works and Recycling Service
North Devon Council
Brynsworthy Environment Centre
EX31 3NP

Telephone: 01271 318508
Fax: 01271 318529
For Typetalk: precede with 18001

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Our office hours are 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.

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