Devon’s recycling centres closed until further notice

A digger at a recycling centre

Posted on: 24 March 2020

All 19 of Devon County Council’s recycling centres have been closed until further notice effective immediately.

It follows the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday night regarding the temporary restrictions on movement being put in place as a result of Covid-19.

During this time if you have waste you can:

• Use existing kerbside collection services for recycling any materials that can be accepted in that collection
• Home compost
• Leave grass cuttings on the lawn where they will mulch down to provide nutrients
• Hire a skip/Hippo bag or similar
• Avoid projects that generate waste (eg postpone clearing out your garage/shed or doing your garden make-over)
• Store your waste at home until the restrictions are lifted

Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Development, Infrastructure and Waste said: “Following the Prime Minister’s

Photo of Councillor Andrea Davis

Councillor Andrea Davis

announcement being put in place we have had to close all our recycling centres. I apologise for the inconvenience this may cause but the regular kerbside waste and recycling collections provided by your local district, city or borough council will continue during this difficult time and I would suggest you check their websites for any changes.”

You can find the latest updates regarding our recycling services at Devon County Council’s waste and recycling webpage by clicking here.

5 comments on “Devon’s recycling centres closed until further notice

  1. Laurel Clark says:

    We are very thankful that the kerbside collections continue. Thank you to the people who make that happen.

  2. Marion Kenworthy says:

    My green bin was due to be emptied yesterday .Do I have to wait another fortnight for it to be collected

    • david.beasley says:

      Marion, thanks for your message. I advise you contact the district council in your area about that – they operate the kerbside collection service

  3. Simon Moss says:

    Following the closure of all recycling centres, will households not currently subscribed to the kerb side garden waste collection scheme be able to have their garden waste collected without charge?

    • david.beasley says:

      Hi Simon, thanks for your comment. I advise you contact your local district council as the garden waste service varies from district to district.

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