New Garden Waste Collection Service 

The previous collection of garden waste was a discretionary service provided by the council. In the face of significant cuts to funding, we are no longer able to provide this service free of charge

We have therefore introduced a new 'opt in' garden waste subscription service to replace the previous collections. The service is similar and collections occur fortnightly on the same day as before, with permits attached to new style garden waste sacks.

Introducing a charge, enables us to continue to provide a collection service and maintain other services that are essential for all residents and meet our legal obligation.

If you still have a question about the new service, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page

How the new service works 

  • The subscription provides you with four sacks and four permits. You will need to attach one permit to one handle of each of the sacks.
  • The 2017/18 subscription runs from September to October.
  • Sacks are green and the permits are brightly coloured so that they are easily identified by crews. 
  • The sacks will be slightly weighted to help prevent them blowing around in windy weather.
  • When full, sacks should not weigh more than 23kg (50lbs). Operatives need to be able to lift and empty the sacks into the vehicle. 
  • Cardboard can no longer be placed in with garden waste, but small pieces can go in your green box. Other card can be taken to Recycling Centres.

What happens to my garden waste?

  • Once collected, garden waste is passed to Devon County Council and the waste is processed into compost at a cost.
  • Due to legislation, the compost can only be used on the farm site where it is produced.


  • To apply, you will need your bank card and contact details to hand. 

Garden Waste Collections 


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