MID Devon District Council has announced that it is re-instating its fortnightly garden waste collections and food waste collections, from today, Monday April 6.

Any garden waste collections missed due to the temporary suspension of the service will be credited when those who have bought into the scheme renew their permits for 2020/21.

If anyone’s subscription expired during the suspension, MDDC says they will receive a reminder to renew once the service recommences.

It asks people to please refer to its Garden waste collection service: Customer update for more information: www.middevon.gov.uk/residents/coronavirus-support-for-communities-and-businesses/waste-services-update/garden-waste-collection-service-customer-update/

Food waste fortnightly collections are now re-instated from today, Monday, April 6.

All fortnightly collections for recycling and black sack waste will continue as per residents Waste collection calendar.

Should there be any delays to collection services, MDDC will update details on its website at: www.middevon.gov.uk .


From Thursday, March 26, reusable textiles such as clothes, sheets, blankets, curtains, towels, shoes, handbags and belts can no longer be collected as part of the fortnightly kerbside recycling collection service, or at any of the clothing banks in Devon until further notice.

This is due to the area of this service provided by the contractor (the Salvation Army, who processes the textiles collected by all Devon authorities), now being classified as “non-essential”.

In the meantime, if you have any textiles that are reusable, the advice is to please keep hold of them until these restrictions can be lifted, at which point MDDC anticipates that charities will be in urgent need of clean and wearable donations.