Van Permit System
Vans require a permit to access the following Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs):
- Exton Road (Exeter)
- Pinbrook Road (Exeter)
- Knowle Hill (Exmouth), Sutton Barton (Honiton), Sidmouth and Brunel Road (Newton Abbot) – from 4th July 2022
What we do
Devon County Council is responsible for the safe disposal of all municipal household waste generated in the eight districts of Devon.
We are dedicated to reducing, reusing, recycling, composting and as a last option, recovering energy wherever possible.
Below you will find links to everything you need to know about using our recycling centres, the collection of your household waste and much more.
Frequently asked questions
Can I bring my general dustbin/black bag waste to the recycling centre?
Restricted quantities of this waste are acceptable by prior arrangement only (facility not available at all sites) and only when the district council are not able to collect it. Please contact your local district, city or borough council in the first instance.
My kerbside waste/recycling has not been collected
The collection of your bins is the responsibility of your local district, city or borough council.
I have lost my recycling boxes, how can I get new ones?
New recycling boxes should be requested from your local district, city or borough council.
Am I allowed to go to the recycling centre in my sign written/company vehicle?
As long as the waste being carried in the vehicle is from your own house and not waste from a business or waste that could be associated with the business vehicle then this is acceptable. For example, a sofa from your house in a plumber’s vehicle is acceptable but plumbing waste in a plumber’s vehicle is not.
Please note that a van permit system has been introduced at Exton Road and Pinbrook Road Recycling Centres (both Exeter). Please see van permit system to check whether your vehicles must have a permit to access either facility.
I have employed a tradesperson to undertake work on my property and they have left behind waste, can I bring this down to the recycling centre?
Waste that has been left by a tradesperson is not accepted at any of our recycling centres. More information is available at Business and commercial waste.