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Recycling Centres

Kingsbridge, Torr Quarry

Information for Waste Depositors image - PDF icon (85KB - pdf help)

Charges

Vehicle and Site User Restrictions

Opening days:

Open all year round (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)

Summer (Apr - Sep)     Winter (Oct - Mar)    
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm 10:00am - 4:30pm

Waste loading/skip changes may result in this site (or part of the site) being closed for short periods throughout the day. For your own safety, please remain in your vehicle and keep your waste on board until the loading/skip exchange is completed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

List of acceptable materials:

Acceptable

  • Recyclable materials
  • Bulky household items.
    e.g. Furniture, carpets, household electrical equipment

Recycling facilities available

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Card/Yellow Pages
  • Aluminium and steel cans (including empty steel paint cans)
  • Foil: clean aluminium foil only (recycled with metal)
  • Textiles
  • Garden/green waste (branches up to 250mm or 10 inches in diameter are accepted)
  • Timber
  • Metal (including empty aerosol cans)
  • Large domestic appliances, e.g. cookers, microwaves, washing machines etc
  • Small domestic appliances, e.g. toasters, lawn mowers, hairdryers etc
  • Spent printer cartridges
  • Carpets
  • Mattresses
  • Flat glass
  • Fridges/freezers
  • TVs / computer monitors
  • Plastic bottles
  • Clean mixed plastic packaging, e.g. food trays and yoghurt pots (must be washed)
    • Cling film type packaging is not acceptable
  • Bulky/rigid plastics image - PDF icon (126KB - pdf help)
  • DIY engine oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Car batteries
  • Domestic batteries
  • Energy saving light bulbs (recycled with fluorescent tubes)

Restricted

  • DIY waste: 12 large bags/0.5 tonnes in 6 month period (EXCLUDES soil/rubble, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres - see Chargeable below)
  • Household chemicals (e.g. pesticides, white spirit, bleach, oil-based paint): 5 litres in 12 months
  • Gas bottles image - PDF icon (4KB - pdf help)
  • Fluorescent tubes: 5 in 6 month period
  • Food/putrescible/excess non-recyclable waste: acceptable at this site by arrangement only.  Please contact your local district/city council in the first instance
  • Noxious weeds image - PDF icon (1.78MB - pdf help)

Chargeable

  • Soil/Rubble (including bricks, blocks, tiles, paving slabs, concrete posts, sanitary ware etc) £1.10 per bag
  • Plasterboard (including plaster and gypsum related products) £2.60 per bag/sheet
  • Asbestos £8.50 per bag/sheet
  • Tyres £1.50 per tyre

The charges payable will be based upon the quantity of material to be deposited using the rates given as an indicative guide.

Payment for bags/sheets will be whole multiples of ‘bags’ e.g. 3 x £2 not 2.75 x £2.

A "bag" is defined as "a small, plastic sand/aggregate bag from standard DIY stores that can be safely lifted by one person".

A "sheet of plasterboard" is a "standard large sheet". Plasterboard waste can only be accepted if it is separated from other materials, due to restrictions imposed on land-filling plasterboard and the need to keep gypsum clean for reuse in new plasterboard or on land reclamation activities. For example, the removal of ceramic tiles may be easier if the plasterboard has been soaked in water.

A "sheet of asbestos" is a "small domestic roofing sheet or similar". For the avoidance of doubt; any item which the site staff deem to contain asbestos will be treated as asbestos (regardless of any analysis or certificates that may have been obtained to state the material is asbestos free) and restrictions/charges will apply. (Please note that all asbestos must be double wrapped/bagged in strong plastic and pre-booked - see Asbestos for further information).

Items such as a toilet pan, toilet cistern; sink, sink pedestal, concrete block etc will be charged as single items and the relevant ‘per bag’ rate will apply.

Loose waste/waste in trailers etc will be assessed by the site manager.

The site manager’s decision on the actual charge to be made is final.

Charges, inclusive of VAT, are payable directly to the site contractor. Payment can be made using cash or credit card (minimum transaction fee may apply. Cash only at Maclins Quarry, South Molton and Deep Moor, Torrington). Receipts will be offered.

This is a service for which payment must be made. Legal proceedings will be taken against anyone using the service or attempting to use the service without payment in full.

For further information about charging see Chargeable Waste.

Non-acceptable

  • Sharps/clinical items: please contact your local district/city council
  • Animals/animal bedding
  • Commercial/trade waste.  Trade green waste and cardboard is acceptable for a charge at this site by arrangement only, see Trade Recycling for further details
  • Fireworks, flares, explosives and ammunition - please contact your local police for advice
  • Sewage/contents of drains

Reuse

Reusable goods are set aside/salvaged for for re-use at this Recycling Centre.

All such goods are offered for sale by the contractors/site operators, and any money made contributes towards site operating costs.  

Prices of items for sale are determined by the Contractor and not Devon County Council.  As stock is continuously changing, there is no guarantee of specific items being available.

Please note that sales of electrical goods are not permitted to the general public.

Health and Safety

All recycling centre users must adhere to the following rules when on site:-

Gloves Should Be Worn When Unloading    Gloves Should Be Worn When Unloading

Wear Suitable Footwear    Wear Suitable Footwear

Avoid Lifting Heavy Weights    Avoid Lifting Heavy Weights

Children and Animals Must Remain in Vehicles    Children and Animals Must Remain in Vehicles

No Smoking    No Smoking

Site Speed Limit    Site Speed Limit

Hazardous Materials    Please See Site Staff if Disposing of Hazardous Materials

Take Care on Steps    Take Care on Steps

Assistance

Reasonable assistance will be provided when requested.

How to get there: Torr Quarry Recycling Centre, Kingsbridge TQ9 7QQ

Please refer to the following directions or select the Torr Quarry map

From Kingsbridge take the A381 towards Halwell, the site is on the left signposted as Torr Quarry Industrial Estate. From Halwell on the A381 travelling towards Kingsbridge, the site is on the right after passing through The Mounts village.

For further enquiries call Devon County Council Waste Management on

0345 155 1010