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Cabinet approves submission of planning application for new Tavistock recycling centre

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by Mary

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...

Council issues fresh appeal to recycling centre visitors not to queue on the roads

Authored by News Desk

The phased reopening of Devon’s Household Waste Recycling Centres for essential use only has gone 'relatively well so far' says Councillor Andrea Davis, 'but we are experiencing some problems with traffic queuing back onto the public highway causing a safety issue, which we're having to address.’

Public safety is paramount to Devon County Council, but despite their appeals for the...

East Devon to resume its Green Waste collection service

Authored by Mary

Following the recent disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, East Devon District Council is now able to resume its green waste collections from 11 May 2020.

The council will endeavour to collect all green waste on its customers’ normal schedule dates, but is asking residents’ for their support and understanding for any missed collections, as the service is operating with...

Residents thanked for managing their waste under difficult circumstances

Authored by Mary

Households across Devon are being thanked for their ongoing support and efforts to keep on top of waste and recycling during the coronavirus pandemic.

Collection crews across Devon say they have been delighted with the level of public support shown to them in recent weeks, including pictures and thank you notes left on bins and outbreaks of spontaneous doorstep applause from...

Recycle Devon wants Devon residents to join the ‘Donation Generation’

Authored by Mary

Devon residents are being invited to join the Donation Generation by pledging to reuse and repair clothing as much as possible and reduce the estimated 10,000 items of clothing thrown away in the UK every five minutes.

Every pledge made will be entered in a prize draw on 2 March 2020, to win one of 10 Upcycling and Repair kits.

The kits consist of handy items to help repair...

The Big Fix goes nationwide!

Authored by Mary

UK residents can find inspiration on how to breathe new life into their broken possessions at what promises to be the largest repair event of its kind ever held.

The Big Fix 2020 will see 75 repair cafes from around the UK join forces and run simultaneous events on Saturday February 15.

In an event being co-ordinated by Devon County Council, hundreds of volunteer fixers will...

Polluted Postcards 2018

A new exhibition, never been seen before, Polluted Postcards. Putting perspective into the world we live in and the world we are creating. Featured works are from local and international artists selected from an open call.

This exhibition will take place in The Cells located at Devonport Guildhall.

Selected Artists: Mustafa Akman, Florien Allemeersch, Leslie Atkins, Ade Awofadeju, Oktaravianus Bakara, Roelof Bakker, Stephen Beer, Kirsty Benedict, Stéphane Billot, Walter van Broekhuizen, Russell Bruce-Youles, Mary Elizabeth Cantu, Laura Carvalho, Steve Chapman, Scarlett...

Woman fined for littering after leaving bins out on wrong day

Authored by News Desk

Put your bins out on the right day and at the right time – or you could be fined for littering.

That’s the message from Plymouth City Council following a successful court case where a Stoke woman was ordered to pay £550 in fines and costs.

The woman was found guilty of littering in her absence by Plymouth magistrates and fined £220, ordered to pay £300 costs as well as a £30...

Not correctly recycling your inhaler is leaving behind a damaging carbon footprint

Authored by News Desk

New research, released today, has revealed that the majority of the nation’s asthma sufferers are incorrectly disposing of their inhalers.

While most local authorities can recycle certain plastics, some inhalers contain plastics and glasses that are not readily recycled through existing kerbside arrangements.

Over half of the surveyed UK adults are simply disposing of their...

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