Refuse & Recycling

TDC – Teignbridge District Council are asking if everybody could please be mindful for others, and follow the guidelines:-

In order to keep our waste and recycling operatives safe during Covid-19 and beyond, it would be appreciated if householders could wash their hands and/or wear gloves prior to putting out their bins and boxes for collection. Thank you.

The refuse teams are continuing to be impacted by Covid19 and other winter ailments and are working to their best ability with the resources they have.  Please accept apologies for any inconvenience caused if they do not make their collections on your listed day, please leave your bins and boxes/containers out and they will collect as soon as they are able to.

For information from TDC, please visit:-

Recycling and waste – Teignbridge District Council

Information from DCC on their recycling and waste centres can be found here:

Devon County Council – Waste and Recycling

Important Information

Kerbside Box Collections

We ask our local residents to continue to re-cycle by using the kerbside boxes provided by TDC. Additional recycling boxes can be supplied free of charge if residents find that they do not have enough capacity. These can be requested online via our web form.

Should residents have too much waste to go in the kerbside collection boxes, the nearest Recycling bank is at Tesco, Newton Road, Kingsteignton. Or for alternative recycling sites.

Textile collections

Textile collections from the kerbside are available, so residents are now able to put out textiles in a standard sized carrier bag only, (not a black bag or charity bag), for collection alongside your recycling boxes.

There is limited space on the recycling lorries for textiles, so if yours doesn’t get collected, please put it out again the following week or alternatively take it to your nearest recycling bank.

Latest Waste and Re-cycling Information

To ensure you get the latest information on your local recycling/waste facilities and open times, please visit:-

Recycling and waste – Teignbridge District Council

Prior to visiting the centre please ensure that you have some form of proof of where you live.  i.e.  Driving Licence, Utility Bill or Passport.

Anybody visiting the recycling centre at Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, will be asked for proof of the address you live at. If it is not within the Teignbridge District Council area then the recycling/waste will need to be taken to the nominated local authority recycling centre within the district that you live.  i.e.  Torbay, Exeter, South Hams or Plymouth.

Advice for Recycling

Re-cycling advice for your kerbside collections

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 pie cases, kitchen foil and foil lids from cream tubs in your black recycling box. Some other waste such as some gift wrapping paper, 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.

Glass jars/bottles & plastic bottles/containers – Please wash your items first but then replace the lids on if they can be screwed back on.  In the case of the plastic ones, please squash them first and then put the lid back on.  (This helps condense the item for collection).

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, look up some recipes to give you some ideas.

Foil items that can be recycled in your Black Re-cycling Box

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 up, it’s foil and can be recycled. If it springs open then its plastic 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.

Fly Tipping Information

No Excuse for Fly Tipping

The Council are working hard during these difficult times and will continue to do so.  Therefore  please use your normal bins for your normal collections.  If you have larger household items for disposal please contact Teignbridge District Council to obtain the information you require in order to get rid of your item/s correctly.

We do ask for members of the public to report cases of Fly Tipping please:-

Report Fly Tipping

Additional Information

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 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.