Your recycling boxes and reusable sack are collected every week.

Reusable White Sack

mixed plastic sack West Devon

Household Plastic Packaging

  • Detergent and soap bottles (no pumps)
  • Cleaning product bottles
  • Skin care product bottles
  • Pop and water bottles
  • Milk bottles
  • Pots (e.g. yoghurt, soup)
  • Tubs (e.g. margarine, ice cream)
  • Trays and punnets (meat trays, takeaway trays, fruit and veg trays)
  • Plant pots (not black ones)

Household metal packaging

  • Drinks cans
  • Food tins
  • Biscuit or chocolate tins
  • Aerosols (empty)
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Foil Trays (takeaway trays)
  • Aluminium tubes ( e.g. tomato puree)
  • Metal lids from jars and bottles

Empty all packaging and rinse clean. Replace bottle lids and tops, and flatten bottles where possible. You can leave labels on all packaging, but place film lids, absorbent pads etc. in your black sack.

Remember, no black plastic.

Box 1

mixed plastic sack West Devon

Paper

  • Paper
  • Magazine, brochures and catalogues
  • White paper (e.g. computer paper, letters etc.)
  • Telephone directories
  • Envelopes (including those with windows)
  • Books

Glass bottles and jars

  • Bottles of any colour (e.g. wine, beer, sauce, oil etc.)
  • Jars of any colour (e.g. jam, sauce, baby food etc.)
  • Non-food bottles and jars (e.g. perfume, aftershave, face creams)

Cartons

  • Drinks cartons (e.g. juices, milk, plant-based milk
  • Food cartons (e.g. soup, custard, flour)

Items must be sorted by material type within the box.

Paper must be free of dirt, food or paint. Dirty or greasy paper (such as chip shop wrappers) should go in your black sacks.

Metal lids and caps should go in the reusable sack. Empty and rinse all containers, and where possible, squash or fold containers to save space.

Box 2

mixed plastic sack West Devon

Cardboard

  • Cardboard boxes (e.g. cereal boxes, dishwasher tablet boxes)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Online delivery boxes and cardboard envelopes
  • Greetings cards - no glitter
  • Egg boxes
  • Brown paper

Batteries and Printer Cartridges

  • All household batteries including 'button' batteries from watches, hearing aids etc.
  • Battery packs from household tools such as strimmers.
  • Battery packs from laptops or phones.
  • All household printer cartridges.

Clothes

  • Trousers and skirts
  • Jumpers and cardigans
  • Coats and jackets
  • Shirts and t-shirts

Items must be sorted by material type within the box.

Cardboard must be free of dirt, food or paint. Dirty or greasy cardboard (such as takeaway pizza boxes) should go in your black sacks.

Clothes must be clean and dry.

Batteries should be placed in a small clear tied bag, such as a sandwich bag or empty bread bag. Cover the contacts on lithium and button batteries with sticky tape to reduce fire risk.

Remember, your recycling should be out at the collection point by 7.30 a.m. on the day of collection.

I need a new white sack, recycling box or garden waste sack?

If you need any new containers, please use this link to order replacements.

Can I get help to put out my recycling?

Yes. If you are physically unable to put your recycling containers at the collection point, we can arrange an Assisted Collection.

What if my recycling hasn't been collected?

  • Have you checked to make sure you have sorted your items correctly?
  • Did you put your recycling out before 7.30 a.m. on the day of collection?
  • Have you checked to make sure your recycling is not contaminated, for example by broken glass, or dirty items?

If the answer to all of these questions is yes, please Report a Missed Collection.