Another bank holiday is just around the corner so North Devon Council is reminding residents to make sure they know when their waste and recycling collections are due.

There will be no waste or recycling collections on Monday 31 August due to the bank holiday. Collections during that week will take place one day later than usual starting again on Tuesday 1 September through to Saturday 5 September. Collection times may also be different, so bins and recycling containers should be left at the kerbside before 7am on the day of collection to avoid them being missed.

From the 1 September residents can also start putting out textiles as part of their green bag recycling collection again. These collections have previously been on hold due to Coronavirus outbreak when the council was not able to pass items on for recycling in the usual way. Residents are also being reminded to continue washing their hands before and after putting their bins, bags and boxes out on the kerbside to further protect the crews and themselves as they have been doing during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Lead Member for the Environment at North Devon Council, Councillor Netti Pearson, says: "Waste and recycling collections are always a day late following a bank holiday, but if you’re in any doubt about your collection dates you can check anytime on our website, particularly during the current situation and the summer holidays where many of us find we are out of our usual routine.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our residents for all the support they have given to our crews over the past few months, it really has made a difference and made their job a lot easier. Our residents have really embraced separating their glass for recycling with the take up and delivery of our new blue boxes for glass collections across the district nearly complete. As soon as you receive your blue box, you can start using it straight away. "

You can check when your collections are due on the council's website - www.northdevon.gov.uk/collections.