Torbay Council

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Garden Waste

TOR2 is doing the 'green thing' by asking residents not to use the residual (non-recyclable) waste collection system to dispose of their garden cuttings and clippings. Garden waste that is thrown away with general household rubbish ends up in landfill, but there are several options for dealing with your garden waste in a more environmentally friendly way.

Garden Waste Collection Service

TOR2 offers a cash on collection service for collecting garden waste from households in Torbay. This service is offered at a charge of £6.00 for up to 8 bags and £1.00 for every additional one. For further details of this service or to arrange a collection, please phone 01803 701316.

Garden Waste Collections Points

Monthly Garden Waste Collection Points operate in Brixham and Torquay every month between February and November. Torbay residents can take their household garden waste to the collection point between the hours of 9am and 1pm. The waste is then sent for composting.
Restrictions: These services are for household garden waste only. No plastic bags, soil, rubble or branches over 10cm (4 inches) in diameter. No commercial waste.  Please do not deposit any waste at the sites outside of the dates and times listed below. Anyone seen doing so is likely to be prosecuted for Fly Tipping under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.


Brixham Garden Waste Service

Venue: Brixham Community College, Higher Ranscombe Road, Brixham
Date: First Sunday of every month (not December or January)
Time: 9 am - 1pm only

Brixham 2016 Dates

Torquay Garden Waste Service

Location: Lymington Road Coach Station Car Park, Lymington Road, Torquay
Date: Second and fourth Sunday of every month (not December or January)
Time: 9 am - 1pm only

Torquay 2016 Dates

Household Waste Recycling Centre

You can bring your garden waste to the Household Waste Recycling Centre. For details of opening hours and restrictions visit the HWRC page.

Home Composting

To find out more about composting at home and how to purchase reduced price compost bins, visit the Home Composting page.

Japanese Knotweed

This plant is categorised as a noxious weed and as such must be disposed responsibly by the owner at a licensed site. Failure to do so can result in unlimited fines. TOR2 have no legal requirement to accept it at the Recycling centre and anyone found trying to mix it with our green garden waste should be prosecuted. More information can be found on the Environment Agency website at opens in a new window.