Composting is nature's way of recycling. It is a great way to turn fruit, vegetable and garden trimmings into a dark, crumbly soil conditioner. Composting can:
- Save you money by replacing shop-bought compost
- Help your garden by improving the fertility of your soil
- Save water by helping the soil hold moisture
- Help the environment by:
- recycling valuable organic resources
- extending the life of our landfill sites
Torbay residents can buy a range of composting equipment at a reduced price.
Recycle Devon's how to compost guide can help you to get the most from composting.
You can also take garden waste to the recycling centre. Make sure you book a slot before you go.
Collection points are currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Book a collection
If you are struggling to take garden waste to the recycling centre we can collect it for you for a small fee. This service is for household garden waste only. We won't collect plastic waste, soil, rubble or branches over 10cm (4 inches) in diameter.
From 1 December we won't be taking cash or cheque payments. You must book your collection online using a debit or credit card.
If you need help making a booking call SWISCo on 01803 701316.
How much it costs
It costs £12 for up to 8 bags (standard black bin bag size) and £1 for every extra bag (standard black bin bag size).
- Christmas refuse and recycling
- Book a slot at the tip (recycling centre)
- When is my bin collected?
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- What can I do with bulky waste?
- What goes in my bin?
- My bin hasn't been collected
- Get a clinical or sharps waste collection
- Where are the recycling banks?
- Get a new/replacement bin
- Flats and communal collections
- Recycle electrical items
- Get an assisted collection
- How can I reduce my waste and save money?
- Commercial waste collections
- Recycling card and paper
- Recycling Metal
- Recycling Glass
- Litter and litter bins
- Visit Plymouth Energy from Waste Facility and Combined Heat and Power Plant
- Where does my recycling go?
- Recycling Blog