FOLLOWING a strong performance to significantly increase its recycling rate since Bin-It 123 came into practice, Mid Devon District Council now wants full compliance with the three-weekly scheme from residents.

It says this will help further improve performance and see a vast amount of recycling that is currently put in black bins/seagull sacks, placed in the appropriate recycling containers.

It says residents must put all recycling in the appropriate containers and food waste in the blue caddies provided.

MDDC says all non-recyclable waste will need to be put in your black bin/seagull sack. No extra bags of non-recyclable waste will be collected.

It adds that if you are struggling to contain your waste within your wheelie bin/seagull sack, or need help with your waste or recycling, please telephone 01884 255255 and MDDC can arrange for a recycling adviser to visit your home to provide advice.

If you need additional recycling containers, MDDC says that the easiest way to do this is through the My Mid Devon self-service portal.

Individuals can set this up via: .

You can also request extra containers via 01884 255255, although we encourage you to use your online portal as this is the easiest and most efficient option.

Councillor Josh Wright, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services, said: "It is vital that we now maximise our recycling rate as a district, and everyone uses the right containers and bins provided.

“All households have an important role to play to ensure the scheme is fully implemented, which will help our communities and the Council with their climate ambitions.

"I would like to thank everyone for their support with the Bin-It 123 scheme so far and look forward to seeing further improvements in the months ahead."