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Coronation Waste & Recycling Collection Changes and Green Event Tips in Torridge!

Street parties and bunting, the King’s Coronation is nearly upon us and due to a bank holiday, Torridge District Council will be making some changes to their waste and recycling collection calendar.

The extra bank holiday will mean that there will be NO collections on Monday, 8th May. All waste and recycling collections normally due during this week will take place a day later than usual for the whole week, running through to Saturday 13th May. A normal collection timetable will resume on Monday 15th May. Full details of the bank holiday changes and collection times for the rest of the year can be seen on the Torridge Council website at:

Torridge have also teamed up with partners at Plastic Free North Devon to encourage event organisers and partygoers to have fun but help keep their celebrations green and reduce the impact on the environment. Whether people are organising an event at home or on a larger scale, organisers are being encouraged to buy less plastic and to think ahead about waste collection to help recycle as much material as possible.

Households can use their normal weekly collection containers to collect recycling by making these easily accessible and available for any guests. Larger events are also being encouraged to think about how they can collect recycling by setting up waste collection points and assigning volunteers to oversee these. Events should also consider ditching plastic single use containers and straws and opt for recyclable options. The advice also highlights that drinks purchased in cans or bottles means that the containers will be much more easily recycled and are much kinder to the environment. A fuller list of tips and ideas and further information on all of the organised events taking place throughout Torridge can be found at  The web pages also have links to national events, celebration toolkits, and street closures.

Donna Sibley Torridge District Councils Sustainability and Climate Officer said:

“Planning ahead is the key to greener celebrations and communicating what you’re doing to others, including ways in which they can help. Making it easy for them, is also important, as partygoer’s minds will obviously, and quite rightly, be focused on having fun and they won’t want to spend a lot of time on waste management! So, by planning ahead for what you buy and having containers readily available for empty bottles, cans and any leftover food will all help make your event greener and better for the environment.”   

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