Mid Devon Waste Collection Service Change Being Implemented In Coming Weeks
From Monday 10 October, the Council will begin collecting non-recyclable waste once every three weeks in the new, black wheelie bins being provided to all households.
The upcoming change of service is the first significant change to the Council’s waste collections since 2015. This new three weekly scheme means that food waste will continue to be collected each week, recycling and chargeable garden waste every two weeks and non-recyclable waste every three weeks.
More than 33,000 180L wheelie bins have now been delivered across Mid Devon as the start of the Bin-It 123 collection scheme draws nearer. Households are encouraged to start using their wheelie bins as soon as they arrive – please put all non/recyclable waste within your wheelie bin or reusable seagull sack.
Households are also reminded to consider their waste disposal habits; think about whether materials can be recycled or composted before placing them in your non/recyclable waste containers, small changes can make a big difference. From keeping the cardboard tube from toilet rolls out of bathroom bins and placing them into your recycling box to avoiding single-use plastics by investing in reusable containers and bottles.
Councillor Colin Slade, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Climate, said:
“With the help of our residents embracing this change we hope this collection service will help us to substantially increase recycling levels in Mid Devon; neighbouring authorities such as Somerset and East Devon have proved that the scheme can be successful.”
By introducing the Bin-It 123 collection cycle the Council will be able to improve recycling rates, decrease the amount of waste collected and in turn reduce the carbon impact and cut emissions from our collection vehicles. It will also help the Council to meet with Government guidelines to recycle 65% of household waste by 2035 and Devon’s proposed 60% target rate by 2025.
Further information and FAQs about the new service are available on our website at www.middevon.gov.uk/binit123. If you have a question you want answered about Bin-It 123 please contact us via email at email@example.com or give us a call on 01884 255 255.
Remember you can also look up your collection date online at www.middevon.gov.uk/collectiondaylookup.