Torridge rubbish and recycling Christmas collections

For those just over the border into Devon, here are the festive Torridge rubbish and recycling collections:

Torridge residents are being encouraged to carry on recycling over Christmas. There will be no collections on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day, but our crews will be working on the other days across the holiday period to collect any festive leftovers.

If your normal collection takes place on…. Your black bag (domestic rubbish) will be collected… Your recycling (boxes & bags) will be collected…
Mon 24 Dec 2018 Mon 24 Dec 2018 Mon 24 Dec 2018
Tue 25 Dec 2018 Thurs 27 Dec 2018 No Collection
Wed 26 Dec 2018 Fri 28 Dec 2018 No Collection
Thurs 27 Dec 2018 Thurs 27 Dec 2018 Thurs 27 Dec 2018
Fri 28 Dec 2018 Fri 28 Dec 2018 Fri 28 Dec 2018
Mon 31 Dec 2018 Mon 31 Dec 2018 Mon 31 Dec 2018
Tue 1 Jan 2019 Wed 2 Jan 2019 Wed 2 Jan 2019
Wed 2 Jane 2019 Thurs 3 Jan 2019 Thurs 3 Jan 2019
Thurs 3 Jan 2019 Fri 4 Jan 2019 Fri 4 Jan 2019
Fri 4 Jan 2019 Sat 5 Jan 2019 Sat 5 Jan 2019

Note: There will be no garden waste (Green wheelie bin) collections between Monday 17th December and Friday 11th January. Collections will restart on the normal day from 11th January.

Residents are being reminded that many of their festive items can be fully recycled, including:

  • Plastic bottles and containers, glass bottles and jars, and tins (in the green box)
  • Christmas cards (in the brown bags)
  • Christmas card envelopes (in the green bags)
  • Food waste, including turkey bones (to go in the green food caddies
  • Cardboard (broken up or flattened) and must be placed in the brown bags.

There are some items which unfortunately cannot be recycled:

  • Large oversized boxes may be rejected unless broken in to pieces and placed in the brown bags or alternatively these can be taken to one of the local recycling centres.
  • Items covered in glitter cannot unfortunately be recycled. This also applies to wrapping paper covered in glitter and metallic or plastic coated wrapping paper. Any non recyclable items need to go in the refuse black bags.

Councillor Mervyn Langmead – Lead Member for Waste and Recycling said: “Torridge District Council is once again encouraging households to recycle as much as possible over the festive period. With three bank holidays coming up, Torridge’s Waste and Recycling crews will be working harder than ever, catching up on rounds, with some double collections set to take place, but we will get around to everyone. Due to all of those presents and the additional food and drink, we expect to see a large increase in the volume of materials which households put out for collection – so please remember to rinse out and flatten all plastic bottles and food/drink cans as this helps our crews to collect double the amount of recycled materials on each round, which is especially important over this busy period. Thank you to all those people who have helped to achieve record recycling figures since our services changed in June. A Merry Christmas to everyone.”


Christmas and New Year collection dates in Torridge: Additional information about the Council’s waste and recycling services can be found on the Council’s website.

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