Thousands sign up for South Hams Garden Waste Subscriptions

Town and Parish Council Update

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December 2022

Thousands sign up for South Hams garden waste subscriptions

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Thousands of households have signed up for the new chargeable fortnightly garden waste collection service in the South Hams since subscriptions went live a month ago.

Subscriptions for the service went live on 1 November - we want to encourage as many residents as possible to sign up to the service by 22 January 2023. This is so Council staff have enough time to create the collection rounds and get everything ready ahead of launch. Those who sign up by 22 January will get their first collection in March 2023.

We're asking you to display our poster in your noticeboards and anywhere else you can to help promote the service - click below to download as either a PDF or jpg.

Download poster as PDF.

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How do residents sign up?

Anyone in the district can sign up; an annual £49 subscription covers collections for one brown wheelie bin, with a maximum of two subscriptions for two bins per household.

Residents can sign up to the service in two ways:

  • The quickest and easiest way to sign up is on our website: - The website is also full of information and useful FAQs on the service.
  • Alternatively, call us:
    You can call us on 01803 861234. We expect phone lines to be very busy, so there may be a wait.

What can residents do if they don't want to sign up?

Lawnmower Garden Waste Grass

Those who decide not to sign up for the service can still take their garden waste to all three recycling centres in the South Hams. Full details, including opening hours, are available online here: South Hams Recycling Centres 

Alternatively, people can find out more on home composting possibilities here:Recycle Devon - How to Compost  

Residents can keep their garden waste wheelie bin even if they choose not to subscribe to this service. Old garden waste bins can be recycled into a composter, water butt or used for garden storage.

Anyone who decides not to sign up to the service and would like to have their brown bin removed can fill out our online contact form at:

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