Bins and recycling
Waste left at a property by previous tenant/owner?
Any waste left at a property by the previous tenant/owner is the responsibility of the new occupiers to dispose of correctly not the council.
Owners - before the customer exchanged on the property, their solicitor should have received a Property Information Form in which the seller should have confirmed that all rubbish would be removed. If the new owner does not want to dispose of the items, they could ask their solicitor to contact the seller’s solicitor with a request that the seller removes the waste left behind. If the seller doesn’t comply, the customer can arrange for the disposal of the waste at the cost of the seller.
Tenants - the landlord or letting agents should ensure that the bins are clear for the new tenants.
What goes where reminder
We have seen an increased number of properties mixing materials in their green, black and blue boxes. Please remember to separate your recycling - if you're unsure on what goes where, please visit our webpage.
Bin collection reminder
Due to staff shortages we would like to make residents aware that our crews are collecting rounds in different orders. Please display your black, green and recycling bins by 7am on the day of your expected collection.
Covid service disruption
Due to Covid-related staff absences, you may experience some service disruption in some areas. If your bins or recycling are missed, leave it out for 48 hours. If we don't return, take it back in and put it out again on your next scheduled collection.
Coronavirus symptoms and black waste collections
Double bag waste if anybody in your household has coronavirus symptoms, and leave it for 72 hours before presenting as part of your usual black collection.
Waste and recycling alert
There is a waste and recycling alert currently in force. Please check details on our Waste and recycling page.
Enter your postcode to find out your next waste and recycling collection dates
What goes in your bin, box or bag?
Find out what items can go in your bins, box and bags
Use the A to Z menu to find out what items you can reuse or recycle.
Garden waste collections
Information on our chargeable garden waste service
Make requests and report issues
Request new waste/recycling containers and report any problems with the service
Weekly food waste collections
Information on our new weekly food waste collection service
Commercial waste and recycling
Organising your own trade waste collection, your responsibilities and more
We can collect your unwanted household items
Plastic Free Northern Devon Consortium
Information about the Plastic Free Northern Devon Consortium
- Waste and recycling trials in North Devon
- Recycling small electronic equipment
- Find a recycling centre
- Compost bins
- Clinical waste collections
- Recycling education and real nappies
- Assisted collections
- Where does our recycling go?
- Packaging symbols
- Bank holiday changes to waste and recycling collection dates
- How was our Recycle More budget spent?
- Waste and recycling alerts
- Waste and recycling procedures guide
- Disposal of waste from Lateral Flow Testing at home