You can recycle your grass cuttings and other garden waste by taking them to the Recycling Centre.

TOR2 also offer a cash on collection service for collecting garden waste from households in Torbay. This service is offered at a charge of £12 for up to 8 bags and £1 for every additional bag. For further details of this service or to arrange a collection, please phone 01803 701316.

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.

Brixham Service

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

2019 dates
  • 3 February 2019
  • 3 March 2019
  • 7 April 2019
  • 5 May 2019
  • 2 June 2019
  • 7 July 2019
  • 4 August 2019
  • 1 September 2019
  • 6 October 2019
  • 3 November 2019

Torquay Service

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

2019 dates
  • Sunday 10 and Sunday 24 February 2019
  • Sunday 10 and Sunday 24 March 2019
  • Sunday 14 and Sunday 28 April 2019
  • Sunday 12 and Sunday 26 May 2019
  • Sunday 9 and Sunday 23 June 2019
  • Sunday 14 and Sunday 28 July 2019
  • Sunday 11 and Sunday 25 August 2019
  • Sunday 8 and Sunday 22 September 2019
  • Sunday 13 and Sunday 27 October 2019
  • Sunday 10 and Sunday 24 November 2019

Other alternatives

You can also take your garden waste to the recycling centre in Paignton or you could think about composting. We can help you by offering reduced price compost bins or advice and support in starting a community composting project.

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 Opens in a new window website.