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The best way to deal with our rubbish is to REDUCE, RE-USE and RECYCLE it.
We can REDUCE the amount of waste we create by buying food with less packaging, buying fewer disposable items (e.g. use re-usable nappies), repairing items where possible, using electronic communications to cut back on junk mail and composting at home.
We can RE-USE items by re-filling containers, re-charging batteries and taking unwanted goods to charity shops or car boot sales to save them from going to waste.
We can RECYCLE waste such as glass, paper, metal, textiles and plastics so that it can be reprocessed and made into new things.
Devon recycled 55% of its household waste in 2010/11 (see Top Recycling County 2010/11), and with your help we aim to increase Devon’s recycling and composting rate to 60% by 2015 and 65% by 2025.
All of Devon’s local authorities work in partnership to promote recycling.
For more information about recycling in Devon, see Recycle Devon
Find out more
- Recycling Centres
- Vehicle and Site User Restrictions
- Chargeable Waste
- Recycling Centres - Interactive map
- Commercial/Business Waste and Recycling
- Top Recycling County 2010/11
- Recycling Credits
- Health and Safety
- Waste Education in Devon
If you have any queries or comments about recycling in Devon please contact us using the details below or complete the online enquiry form.
Waste Management Team
Devon County Council
0845 155 1010