A new waste, recycling and street cleaning contact has been approved for award by West Devon Borough Council.

The high performing recycling, waste collection and cleansing services will still be delivered to a high standard from 1 April 2019 as part of a new partnership agreement.

Savings of around two million pounds will be achieved during the lifetime of the contract.

To ensure householders are getting best value for money, the Council began a tendering process in November 2017.

The future service will offer householders the opportunity to recycle even more.

The Council listened to what residents wanted - more items being recycled from the kerbside and a continued focus on keeping the beautiful Borough clean - and this will be delivered through the new arrangement at a more favourable price.