CHRISTMAS COLLECTION DATES FOR YOUR WASTE 

Teignbridge Christmas Waste and Recycling Information

Normal date               Revised date

Mon 24 December

As normal

Tues 25 December

Thurs 27 December

Weds 26 December

Fri 28 December

Thurs 27 December

Sat 29 December

Fri 28 December

Mon 31 December

   

Mon 31 December

Weds 2 January

Tues 1 January

Thurs 3 January

Weds 2 January

Fri 4 January

Thurs 3 January

Sat 5 January

Fri 4 January

Mon 7 January

   

Mon 7 January

Tues 8 January

Tues 8 January

Weds 9 January

Weds 9 January

Thurs 10 January

Thurs 10 January

Fri 11 January

Fri 11 January

Sat 12 January

If we are unable to collect from you on the dates shown above, please leave your bins and boxes out until they are emptied. We will get to you as soon as possible.

What can I recycle at Christmas?

Cards and wrapping - You can recycle your plain cards and paper based wrapping with your cardboard in your green recycling box. Shiny plastic wrapping must be put in your black bin.

Aluminium Foil - You can now recycle your clean foil mince pie cases, kitchen foil and foil lids from cream tubs in your black recycling box. Some other Christmas waste looks like foil but it’s not! We don’t collect crisp packets, sweet wrappers and shiny plastic gift wrap. Please put these in your black bin.

Cardboard - Too much cardboard to fit in your green recycling box? Fold, flatten or tear larger boxes to fit in your green box. Remember we collect recycling every week so you can put it out over a couple of collections. Large amounts of cardboard can be taken to your nearest recycling bank.

Food waste - Recycle all your veg peelings and food scraps in your food waste container and we’ll collect it weekly. Don’t waste your leftovers, check out recipe ideas at lovefoodhatewaste.com

Real Christmas Trees Our FREE Christmas tree recycling points will be back across the District in January 19. The dates and locations are listed on our website.

www.teignbridge.gov.uk/christmaswaste

 

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Foil can now be recycled in your Black Recycling Box 

 You can now recycle foil in your black recycling box!       

 

The following items will now be accepted for recycling;

Foil containers including ready meal trays, quiche & pie cases, take away trays and pet food trays.

Foil lids including such as those found on some yoghurt and cream tubs and pet food trays. Please rinse off any food residue.

Kitchen foil, please don’t include any foil that has lots of baked on food or is very greasy.

Not sure if its foil? Do the scrunch test!

Scrunch the pack or foil in your hand. If it stays scrunched it’s foil and can be recycled. If it springs open then its plastic film and cannot be recycled.

No thanks

Some things look like foil but are plastic such as crisp packets, drink, baby and pet food pouches, shiny ‘foil’ gift wrap. Please put these in your black bin.

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Latest News about Re-cycling LIDS from TDC

It's so easy now, you can wash and squash your containers and then put the lid back on & put it in your re-cycling boxes! 

For full information please click here:- 

 

Make EVERY scrap COUNT

Teignbridge residents:-

Please help us to increase the amount of food waste recycled by making every scrap count!

You may not think that you produce food waste but some waste like banana skins, tea bags, egg shells and plate scrapings are inevitable and these can all be recycled.

And now it’s now easier than ever to recycle your food waste as any plastic bag can be used to line your kitchen caddy or blue food waste container, including any of these listed below;

  •         supermarket carrier bags
  •        pedal bin liners
  •         bread bags

 

Remember by recycling your food waste in your blue container it will be collected every week.

Once collected it is sent to a facility in Devon where it is used to create electricity and a liquid fertiliser.

For out more at www.teignbridge.gov.uk/recycling