Recycling containers to be delivered to 8,000 homes in the South Hams

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September 2023

8,000 South Hams homes set to receive new recycling containers

Recycling Container kerbside rollout boxes waste South Hams

Around 8,000 homes in the South Hams are set to receive new recycling containers in the next five weeks, as South Hams District Council prepares to improve its recycling and food waste collection service.

From Monday (25 September), the Council will be delivering the containers to the doorsteps and kerbsides of households who currently put out their recycling in blue and clear sacks.

Anyone who receives new containers should keep recycling as they already are (using their blue / clear sacks), until they hear from us by post on when to start using their new containers. Find somewhere safe to keep your new containers until then.

If you are a South Hams resident who already has recycling containers and are using them, you will not receive any new ones. Please continue to recycle as you are for now, until we advise of any future changes.

Each set of containers includes:

  • Two recycling boxes with lids
  • A white recycling sack
  • A kerbside food waste caddy
  • A smaller food waste caddy for your kitchen
  • An information pack explaining how to use each container and stickers for your boxes

We’re doing this so that in the near future, everyone in the district will receive the same kerbside recycling service, and so we can recycle more than ever before, including food waste.

We'll be sending a letter to all South Hams residents soon to advise on upcoming changes to the service. For many residents who already have their recycling containers, the main difference will be that the day of their weekly recycling and waste collections may change.

To find out more, visit: our recycling container rollout information page.