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Includes most types of plastic packaging!

 

 

 
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Paper:
  • Office paper
  • Shredded paper
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Junk mail/envelopes
  • Telephone directories

Glass*:

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

Tins/cans/Foil:

  • Food tins
  • Drinks cans
  • Foil wrap
  • Foil trays
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Textiles:
  • Clothes
  • Sheets and blankets
  • Curtains and towels
  • Shoes/handbags/belts
Batteries:
  • AAA
  • AA
  • C and D
  • 6V and 9V
Plastic packaging:
  • Bottles
  • Pots**
  • Tubs
  • Trays
  • Plastic carrier bags***

* Includes mixed coloured glass

** Includes plant pots

***Only plastic carrier bags please – we can’t collect any other types of polythene at this time

Please:

No thanks:

  • Put shredded paper in carrier bags or white pedal bin liners to avoid littering during windy conditions
  • Rinse out all bottles, cans, tins and plastic
  • Squash all cans, tins and plastic
  • Squeeze air out of bottles and replace lids
  • Remove film from plastic pots and tubs
  • Help our crews do their job quickly and safely by sorting your recycling within your boxes, see Separation of your recycling
  • Shoes must be paired
  • Textiles must be dry, unsoiled and placed in carrier bags or white sacks - wet items will not be collected
  • Waxy paper
  • Paper saturated in grease
  • Broken glass
  • Sheet glass or glass cups
  • Car batteries
  • Plastic film/cellophane
  • Rigid plastics such as toys, garden furniture or hubcaps

More about the types of plastic packaging we can take

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Plastic pots

Plastic tubs

Plastic trays

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Drinks bottles

Detergent bottles

Shampoo bottles

Frequently asked questions:

For a long time residents of Mid Devon have been asking us to collect more plastic as part of their recycling. This will have a positive effect by reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill and minimising the impact on the environment.

Plastic bottles, plastic pots (including plant pots), tubs and trays, margarine tubs, yoghurt pots and plastic food trays can be put out for recycling. Please rinse all your plastic and squash bottles for more room in your box.

Yes, you can leave all plastic lids and caps on your plastic bottles.

Film such as cellophane on ready meals causes contamination when mixed with other plastics and reduces the quality of the end recycled plastic. Therefore, we are currently unable to collect film, so please put this in your black sack refuse, not your black recycling box.

Please place materials in the correct colour recycling boxes. Please refer to the images above for guidance on the materials we can collect. You can also use carrier bags to help keep materials separate. To help our crews please only place one type of recyclable material within each carrier bag and secure with a loose single knot. For further guidance, please see Separation of your recycling.

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