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At a meeting of the South Hams Executive on 16 September Councillors received an update on the waste and recycling situation in South Hams and have reluctantly agreed to keep the suspension of garden waste in place. The Executive will review the situation when they meet again on 14 October.

Blue and Clear Recycling Sack Collections

Blue and clear sacks are collected fortnightly along with your brown bin.

What goes in your blue sack?

✔ Paper and cardboard
✔ Newspapers and Magazines
✔ Envelopes and cards
✔ Writing or shredded paper
✔ Books, catalogues and 'junk' mail
✔ Cardboard packaging
✔ Corrugated card
✔ Drinks cartons
✔ Small amounts of large folded cardboard can be placed alongside your blue sack if they are too large for the sack itself. Please take larger amounts to your local recycling centre.


What goes in your clear sack?

✔ Plastic bottles - clear, coloured or opaque
✔ Food and drink tins and cans
✔ Empty aerosols
✔ Jar lids
✔ Clean aluminium foil


Is there anything I can't put in my clear sack?

✗ Other types of plastic
✗ Plastic tubs, pots and trays
✗ Plastic sheeting or bags

Remember:

  • You can take other plastics, such as trays, yoghurt pots and plastic bags to your local recycling centre. Please see find your nearest recycling bank.
  • Your sacks and bins must be at the boundary of your property by 7 a.m. on collection day.
  • Recycling sacks are to be used for recycling only. Excessive requests or mis-use of recycling sacks are closely monitored and will be challenged.

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