Brown bin collections will end in less than two weeks

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Brown bin collections will end in less than two weeks

SHDC says it will "aim to ensure" that all properties receive their final collection from their brown bin before the end of the month. 

South Hams District Council has said that "between now and 31 October 2022, we aim to ensure that all properties will receive a final collection from their brown bin".

The brown bin collection will cease at the end of the month, and a new paid-for service will restart in the spring. 

A spokesperson for SHDC said: "From November 2022, you will be able to find information here on how to subscribe to our garden waste service, or how to request a brown bin removal if you would like us to take it away. We will also publish further details of how you can dispose of your garden waste yourself if you do not wish to use the new service.

"Thank you for your patience."

The council made the decision to stop collecting garden waste at the full council meeting in September. It is hoped that the introduction of the paod-for service will "stabilise" waste and recycling collections. 

If you do not wish to subscribe to the new service and want your brown bin removed, you can request the council come and pick it up using this form. The earliest your bin will be removed is November. 


You can subscribe to the new service from November until January 2023. Information on how, will be released in the future. 


SHDC are still "working to complete" the roll out of the "full Devon Aligned recycling service" to all residents, including the new containers, reusable sack and kitchen caddy. The kitchen caddy can still not be collected at the kerbside currently and SHDC said it will "inform these residents affected when the full service will be operational".


If your collection is missed, report it here.



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