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Devon Recycling Centres are still open, but restrictions are in place

Published: 5 January 2021

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Devon recycling centres are still open, although the resale areas within them are closed.

The national lockdown advice right now is for us to stay at home as much as possible and only to make journeys out of the house for essential reasons only.

Therefore, you're encouraged to think about how you can reduce the amount of waste you create.

  • Try to postpone projects at home that produce waste that would normally require you to make journeys to recycling centres
  • If you do produce waste that you would normally dispose of at a recycling centre, can you temporarily store it at home safely instead, until we’re out of the current lockdown restrictions
  • Remember, you can subscribe online to Exeter City Council’s garden waste collection service. The City Council also offers a bulky waste collection service, which you can book and pay for online. For these services, and a full list of what can be collected as part of your usual kerbside bin collections, please see the Council’s website.

If you must make a visit to your nearest recycling centre, please expect them to be operating differently during this lockdown period.

Restrictions are in place, including social distancing, which may lead to queues. If queues do start forming, the centres may need to restrict vehicles from joining the queues towards the end of the day and if queues become a safety hazard on the public highway, they may need to temporarily close the site.

If you are displaying any of the COVID-19 symptoms – the high temperature, new and continuous cough, or a change in your usual sense of smell or taste – please do not leave your house. You should self-isolate and arrange for a coronavirus test as quickly as possible.

Further advice about recycling centres is on the Devon County Council website.

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