Domestic waste and recycling collections
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Domestic rubbish and recycling collections



Please make sure your bins, bags and boxes are at the kerbside before 7.00 am on the day of your collections.

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North Devon Council aims to give you a first rate kerbside collection service, which allows you to increase the amount of your rubbish that is recycled and helps to cut the amount of waste sent to landfill.

As a result, we offer a comprehensive weekly recycling service across the whole of North Devon, with the majority of customers receiving a fortnightly alternate black and green wheelie bin service.

We can also give you more information on the following issues:

Please ensure you put the correct bin, box or bag out on the kerbside before 7.00 am on the day of your collection, and no earlier than 6.00 pm the night before.

We always try to return the bins, boxes and bags near to the location they were collected from. Sometimes this is not possible and the crews will leave them close by. Additionally, during periods of high wind, containers can be blown from their normal location.

If you have difficulty placing your rubbish out for collection, due to ill health or disability, we may be able to help you with an assisted refuse collection. To qualify for an assisted collection you need to have some type of health restriction which means you are unable to move or lift your bins, bags or boxes. This could be permanent or temporary. Although If you have another able bodied adult living at the property you will not qualify for an assisted collection.
To find out more about this service, please contact us.

Did you know we also provide composters for your  home composting?
Our home composters are available for collection from any of our sites, at an exceptional cost of £15. Winner of Gardening WHICH? Best Buy, the Rotol Compost Converters are manufactured in Devon and made from 100% recycled material. To order a composter or for more information please visit our composting page or contact our Customer Service Centre.

Contact information



To contact the Customer Service Centre:

Face to face: Civic Centre, Ilfracombe and South Molton.
Telephone: 01271 374776
For Typetalk: precede with 18001
Email: customerservices@northdevon.gov.uk
You can also report issues to the independent FixMyStreet websiteexternal website.

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Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

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