Refuse and Recycling Waste Services

Details of your waste services

We will still be collecting your recycling (glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, tins, etc.) every week;

Alongside the recycling we will be introducing a weekly collection of food waste. A separate 23 litre food caddy is provided for this.

We will be collecting your black bags (household waste for disposal) every two weeks; This goes to an energy from waste plant, where it is used to generate electricity. 

We have introduced a fortnightly collection of garden waste in a green wheelie bin. There is a subscription payment for this service of £40 per bin per year.

You will be able to register and pay online or for those customers that do not have online access a member of staff will be able to assist you at Riverbank House, Bideford or by calling 01237 428700 option 3 or online at:  www.torridge.gov.uk/gardenwaste

Removing food waste for the refuse bags that goes to an energy from waste plant will be handled through a new sealed 23 litre caddy system. The caddies have been designed not to attract vermin and should at the same time reduce the incidence of bags being ripped open by wildlife and domestic animals which has been an issue particularly in rural and coastal hotspots.

The Council believes that these changes offer a balanced approach by extending the range of services we provide geographically, offering more opportunities to recycle, while limiting the impact of cost to a small charge per year for garden waste where people choose to receive this service. It is a comprehensive package that will deliver a better outcome for the environment.

Recycling Receptacles