Heat network projects awarded funding to reduce waste and create energy

Heat networks that will use Energy from Waste to be developed in East Devon and London with support of funding awarded through the Government’s Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP).

Over £250 million of funding has been awarded to heat network schemes under the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) since it opened its doors to applicants in 2018. The total Capex of schemes...

Anything but rubbish: South Hams has the UK’s second most efficient bin collection crew

Devon’s refuse collectors are clearing up when it comes to waste management – as South Hams Council is named the second most efficient rubbish disposal service in the country.

The region’s hard-working crews missed just 177 bin collections in 2019 and 55 in 2018; the most recent data available. This equates to an average missed bin collection rate of 0.00285% based on the number of...

East Devon celebrates six million recycling and waste collections

A total of six million recycling and waste collections – weighing more than 48,000 tonnes - were made in East Devon last year.

Crews collected the equivalent weight of 4,000 London double decker buses, through a whopping 4.5million recycling collections and 1.5 million waste collections.

As well as this a further 300,000 green waste collections were made.


Handy list of Christmas recycling tips from East Devon District Council

Not sure what you should and shouldn’t be recycling this Christmas? Well East Devon District Council (EDDC) has put this handy list together to help you over the festive season.

Every household in the district should have received a bin hanger, with all the information you need over Christmas and New Year.

The information can also be found by visiting www.eastdevon.gov.uk/...

Tireless Community groups ensure waste is put to good use

Community groups across Mid Devon and Teignbridge have quadrupled the amount of waste they have put to beneficial use over the last year despite three lockdowns.

Community Action Groups Devon (CAG Devon) comprises of 20 groups and is part of the community support network, funded by Devon County Council and run by environmental consultancy Resource Futures.

Through projects...

'Find a bin or take it home’ litter campaign.

Residents and visitors urged to ‘find a bin or take it home’ in new litter campaign

Devon’s residents and visitors are being urged to ‘find a bin or take it home’ in a new county-wide anti-littering campaign.

As lockdown eases and the warmer months beckon, the multi-agency partnership Clean Devon wants to encourage everyone to take more responsibility for their rubbish whilst enjoying the beautiful moors, beaches, wildlife, countryside, towns and villages.


Recycling by East Devon residents is tenth best in country, DEFRA reveals

Recycling by East Devon residents is tenth best in country, DEFRA reveals

More than 60 per cent of all household waste is recycled in East Devon, making the district one of the best in the country.

This puts East Devon District Council (EDDC) as the tenth best recycling council in England, up from 15th place last year.

The district also has the number one spot for lowest waste generated per household.

DEFRA has confirmed that East Devon...

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...

Cabinet approves submission of planning application for new Tavistock recycling centre

Devon County Council’s (DCC) cabinet has approved the submission of a planning application to build a new £4.9million recycling centre in Tavistock.

The decision was taken at DCC’s Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday November 11, and once built the new facility would replace Tavistock’s existing Crowndale Recycling Centre.

Crowndale was built over 30 years ago, but because of its...

Local food hub SAVEs more meals than it has hot dinners

On Wednesday, SAVE food hub volunteers saved the 4,000th food item from going to waste since the community group began working in March. The date also marked marked the first occasion of the partnership with Seaton Town Council and local Community Interest Company Re:store as SAVE started working from the Council’s Marshlands building

They collect and share edible, in date food with...