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Posted On: 16-03-2023
Posted In: Community

Bin-it 123 black wheeled bin collectionsThe Council’s three weekly waste collection scheme, which began in October 2022, continues to encourage improved recycling rates in Mid Devon, as the Council thanks residents for making changes to support the scheme.

Since residual waste collections changed to three weekly the district’s recycling rate has risen to 57%, compared to 52% the previous year. The Council has also sent out several hundred extra recycling containers, showing the public’s desire to recycle more.

The change to the collection service was introduced to benefit the district in the following ways, to:

But the Council believes even more can be done to increase the collection rate and is reminding residents to follow the correct waste guidance.

Non-recyclable waste (including black bags) should be contained within authorised black wheelie bins or seagull sacks, with recycling and food waste placed in the appropriate containers that have been provided. Properties that are not complying with the scheme will be notified with bin hangers and notices that outline how they can adhere to the scheme.

We ask that all residual waste be placed in the authorised black bin or seagull sack. Any residents struggling to fit all of their non-recyclable waste within the authorised wheelie bin or seagull sack provided you should contact the Council via email:, or phone: 01884 255 255.

Matthew Page, Corporate Manager for People, Governance and Waste said:

"We appreciate the efforts of our residents to properly dispose of their waste and recycling. By following these simple guidelines, we can all work together to keep our district clean and protect the environment. Every household has a vital role to play in helping the Council to meet its carbon net-zero commitment and maximise the reduction of its carbon footprint.”

For more information on waste and recycling guidelines, residents can visit: