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August Bank Holiday Waste & Recycling Collection Changes

Ahead of the late August bank holiday the Council are reminding residents that there will be some changes to the normal collection days for Waste and Recycling, both on the bank holiday itself and throughout the following week.

There will be no waste or recycling collections on Monday, 28th August and collections will take place one day later than usual for the whole week from Tuesday, 29th August to Saturday, 2nd September.

The normal collection timetable will resume on Monday, 4th September.

Full details of the bank holiday changes and normal collection times for the rest of the year for any address in Torridge can be viewed on the Councils’ website at:

Torridge District Councillor Chris Leather, Lead Member for Operational Services, said:

“We hope everyone has a fantastic bank holiday weekend and our fingers are crossed for some sunny weather to make it even better! As usual, people’s collection days will be a day later than usual following the holidays and I would like to thank our crews who will be working extra shifts to catch up on the week’s collections. If you’re planning a party or social get together please encourage everyone to recycle their empty bottles, cans and any leftover food so that we can continue with the excellent recycling rates you’ve already helped us achieve in recent years. As a reminder our top recycling tips are listed below.”

Top Recycling Tips!

Plastics and Cans: Wash and squash any plastics or cans and put them in the green kerbside box. Squashing plastic bottles and metal cans helps free up extra space in the green box, making it easier to collect and recycle more. The councils vehicles can also collect more in-between tipping out saving fuel and reducing carbon emissions.

Glass: All glass bottles and jars can be recycled in the black kerbside box.

Cardboard: Any cardboard placed out for collection must fit into the brown bag. Households can have up to two brown bags, and these can be ordered online

Recycling centres throughout Torridge also accept cardboard as well as many other materials. The nearest centre can be found using this

Kerbside Food Caddies: Households can use plastic bags such as carrier bags to line their caddies. Lining the caddies will help keep them clean and make them cleaner for households and Torridge crews to handle. The caddies can be used to dispose of both raw and cooked food.

Check your collection dates here!

Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend!