Due to national staff shortages in the recycling and waste sector, this has impacted on our service and may mean that your collections could take place on a different day to normal.

You can check for up to date information on the delays here. We are also sending notifications to affected residents via the East Devon ‘app'.


Recycling - 28 Jan 2022

(green recycling sack, green recycling box and food caddy) 

Unfortunately we have been unable to deploy 3 recycling rounds due to staff shortages.  This is a combination of staff sickness and COVID isolations.
We are hoping to return for these collections tomorrow (Saturday), however the standard message to all residents is to leave containers out and we will return ASAP.  

RECYCLING ROUND 3 – Budleigh Salterton

·Arden Close, Brook Road, Chapel Hill, Chapel Street, Cliff Road, Cliff Terrace, Clyst Hayes Gardens, Coastguard Road, East Terrace, Exmouth Road, Fore Street, Fore Street Hill, Fountain Hill, High Street, Knowle Hill, Links Road, Marine Parade, Meadow Close, Meadow Road, Northview Road, Palmer Court, Pebble Lane, Perriams Place, Poplar Row, Queen Street, Ragg Lane, Rolle Road, Ryll Lane, Sherbrook Close, Sherbrook Hill, South Parade, The Lawn, Thornton Close, Victoria Place, West Hill Court, West Hill, West Terrace, Westbourne Terrace, Woodlands, Penlee.

RECYCLING ROUND 5 – Cranbrook & Whimple

· Aller Grove, Barley Road, Blackthorn Lane, Bramley Gardens, Broadway, Church Road, Cobden Lane, Corn Close, Crabtree Close, Dince Hill Close, Great Orchard, Grove Road, Hand and Pen Lane, Heberton Close, Henry Lewis Close, Home Close, Horsewell Road, Linhay Road, Little Mead, London Road, Lower Ray, Lower Three Acres, Orchard Way, Plum Close, Radfords Turf, Rectory Close, Rush Meadow Road, Southbrook Lane, Southbrook Meadow, Stones Gallop, The Paddock, The Square, Water Lake Avenue, Webbers Close, Westview Close, Woodhayes Lane.


RECYCLING ROUND 21 – Broadclyst/Rural areas

· Acland Road, Ashclyst View, Beech Close, Broadview, Cotterell Road, Elbury Close, Elm Close, Holly Close, Lime Close, Maple Road, Oak Tree Close, Old Coach Road, Orchard Gardens, Poundsland, Sanders Close, Sandy Lane, Shercroft Close, Station Road, Sycamore Close, Willow Gardens, Woodland Road and several rural lanes.


  • Recycling collections are subject to delays at the moment due to staff shortages. If your property has been affected by this disruption please leave containers out and we will try and return. If not collected after 4 days please bring containers in and present them on your next scheduled collection. Any excess recycling can be placed in carrier bags or a sturdy box if separated properly.


  • Our crews are having to deal with an increasing amount of cardboard material at this time. If you have a large amount of cardboard please spread the amount over a few collections if possible.

(black wheeled bin or gull sack)

  • All collections scheduled as normal.

Green waste

  • All collections scheduled as normal.

Bulky household items
(large furniture items)

  • Scheduled as normal



  • Scheduled as normal


Dog bins

  • Scheduled as normal

Due to exceptionally heavy use some dog bins are overflowing. As soon as staffing levels allow we will be catching up with collections but this will take sometime. To help with the situation -please take dog waste home, double bag it and put it in your wheeled waste bin.


Please help our recycling & waste crews


Our contractor is currently struggling with staff shortages caused by the pandemic restrictions and this is affecting collections. Our crews are working very hard to continue to collect your recycling on your normal scheduled collection day. One way you can help our crews is by putting large quantities of single materials that would normally go in your recycling box in a container separate from your green recycling box. Putting glass or cardboard in a separate box is a great help to our crews and makes the collection a bit easier for them – you can use a cardboard box or any old storage box as your extra container.

Please do not place extra recycling out in black refuse bags


Thank you for helping our crews. Please keep recycling these valuable resources.


If your household is affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If your household is affected by the Coronavirus, any waste materials that you come in contact with need to be handled carefully before they are collected to help prevent further spread of the virus.

Please ensure you adhere to the following:

  • All contaminated items you produce, including tissues, cleaning cloths and wipes and masks, need to be put into a plastic bag. Tie the top of the bag to prevent escape of the material
  • Put the bag inside another bin liner and tie the top of the bag
  • Keep the bagged waste for a period of 72 hours in a place that cannot be accessed by other people or pets
  • Put the bag in your wheeled waste bin (or gull sack if you use one) for safe collection by our crew. The bagged waste must be contained in your wheeled bin and the bin put out in your normal collection point. Do not put the bag on the kerb-side where people could have contact with it
  • If you have an assisted collection, bag the waste as described above, and put it out in your usual assisted collection point in your wheeled bin or gull sack

The Coronavirus outbreak has resulted in significant staff shortages in our recycling and waste collection crews.

This means we have to restrict the number and type of collections we are able to make each day.

Your collections may not be made by your normal vehicle.

The materials we collect are valuable resources and we will continue to recycle and process all the materials we collect during the outbreak as we do normally.

We will continue to make collections on your normal scheduled days so you can still check your collection days on the East Devon web-site, using the East Devon App or the Alexa recycling skill as you do now.

Each day’s collections will be explained in the box above.