On 24 February 2020, we began providing a black sack collection once every three weeks on a trial basis to around a thousand households.

Have Your Say To Win

We want to hear about how you're finding the trial. If you are part of the trial please complete the survey by using this link

By completing the survey you will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a £50 one4all gift card which can be used in over 130 high street or online retailers. Only responses that state a valid postcode included in the trial will be included in the draw and survey results.

It is important that as many of you as possible tell us how you are doing as this will help inform decisions made by the Council on whether to roll out three weekly collections across the Borough.

The survey closes at midnight on 25 August 2020. The winner will be picked at random and notified by 18 September 2020.

Super charge your recycling

Why are you trialling 3-weekly collections?

We now accept foil, cartons, printer cartridges and more plastics for recycling. Find out more here. This means that there is very little going in the black sacks.

We will still be collecting food waste and recycling every week. If you need additional containers for your recycling you can request them here.

Super Baby

What about nappies, incontinence products and offensive waste?

We understand that some residents have unavoidable waste that cannot go in the food caddy or recycling containers. It is important to store this waste correctly between collections. To do this:

  1. Double bag your waste before placing in your black sacks.
  2. Store the waste in a closed container outdoors between collections.
  3. Consider purchasing a short dustbin to present your black sacks in for collection. Dustbins must be less than 1m tall. You can purchase dustbins from a variety of outlets locally.

☑If you have a baby or toddler in nappies, have you considered switching to real nappies? They are much better for the environment, as well as better for babies comfort and health.

To find out more about real nappies, visit Recycledevon.org/nappies

Not sure what's being collected this week?

Please refer to the table below or go to the Find my Collection Day page.


Recycle Boxes and Sacks

Food Waste Caddy

Black sacks


Recycle Boxes and Sacks

Food Waste Caddy

Black sacks

24 Feb to 1 Mar31 Aug to 6 Sep *
2 to 8 Mar7 to 13 Sep
9 to 15 Mar14 to 20 Sep
16 to 22 Mar21 to 27 Sep
23 to 29 Mar28 Sep to 4 Oct
30 to 5 Apr5 to 11 Oct
6 to 12 Apr12 to 18 Oct
13 to 19 Apr *19 to 25 Oct
20 to 26 Apr *26 Oct to 1 Nov
27 Apr to 3 May 2 to 8 Nov
4 to 10 May *9 to 15 Nov
11 to 17 May *16 to 22 Nov
18 to 24 May23 to 29 Nov
25 to 31 May *30 Nov to 6 Dec
1 to 7 Jun7 to 13 Dec
8 to 14 Jun14 to 20 Dec
15 to 21 Jun21 to 27 Dec *
22 to 28 Jun28 Dec to 3 Jan *
29 Jun to 5 Jul4 to 10 Jan *
6 to 12 Jul11 to 17 Jan *
13 to 19 Jul18 to 24 Jan
20 to 26 Jul25 to 31 Jan
27 Jul to 2 Aug1 to 7 Feb
3 to 9 Aug8 to 14 Feb
10 to 16 Aug15 to 21 Feb
17 to 23 Aug22 to 28 Feb
24 to 30 Aug1 to 7 Mar

 * Bank holiday collection day changes may apply, please check our website nearer the time for more details. West Devon Recycles Logo