Recycle Devon

Do you want to re-home items you don't use? Join Tuesday Tables

Communities across Devon have the chance to rehome every-day items they no longer need simply by leaving them outside their front door every Tuesday, starting 6th April.

The new initiative is called ‘Tuesday Tables’ and is part of Recycle Devon’s commitment to help residents reduce the amount of waste we throw away.

Tuesday Tables encourages people to pass on items they no...

Devon residents urged to waste less food

The UK’s first Food Waste Action Week 2021 (1-7 March) is set to highlight the link between food waste and climate change.

And Devon residents can find practical tips and advice on how to reduce food waste and take part in a food waste challenge via Recycle Devon's social media feeds.

Globally, 30 per cent of man-made CO2e greenhouse gases are created from the production and...

Recycle Devon launches new Girlguiding badge

Devon’s Guides, Rangers, Brownies and Rainbows now have the chance to be recognised for helping to protect the environment with the launch of the new Recycle Devon badge.

The new badge aims to encourage groups across Devon to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It follows the successful launch of the same badge for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in 2019.

There are 3768 girls and young...

Recycling rates increase during lockdown

Kerbside recycling rates across Devon increased during lockdown according to the latest figures released by Recycle Devon.

Ahead of the 16th Annual Recycle Week (September 21 to September 27) the figures show a 12 per cent increase between April and June 2020.

And now, on behalf of Recycle Devon, Councillor David Harvey, chairman of the Devon Authorities Strategic Waste...

Recycle Devon urges residents to make a pledge and ‘wear what you have’

Devon residents are being urged to breathe new life into their old clothes and ‘wear what you have’ to help reduce their carbon footprint and to pass on clothes they no longer want to keep them out of the bin.

By making at least one of a series of pledges, residents will be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win one of 10 Duronic Fabric De-Bobblers.

An estimated 10,...

Recycling rates remain high in Devon but still more to do to meet targets

Devon is in the top three performing counties in the country when it comes to recycling its waste, thanks to many of you who make the effort on a daily basis.

With a recycling rate of 55%, it remains slightly behind Oxfordshire and Leicestershire in the recycling league tables.

Residents in West Devon have the best recycling rate in the county at 57%, followed closely by...