We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Depending on where you live you may have been provided with a seagull proof bag, which should be used for anything you cannot recycle.

All houses with a seagull proof sack will receive a weekly collection.

The bags are clearly marked 'Property of Torbay Council' but it is your responsibility to look after it. Lost, stolen or damaged bags should be reported to TOR2 immediately.

  • General household rubbish that cannot be recycled
  • Polystyrene
  • Non packaging plastic e.g. toys and plant pots
  • Black plastic food trays
  • Plastic wrapping e.g. cling film and plastic bags
  • Wallpaper

  • No loose rubbish
  • No recyclable waste
  • No food waste
  • No garden waste
  • No DIY waste
  • No bulky household waste
  • No Clinical Waste
  • No hazardous waste e.g. asbestos or plasterboard

Please note: Items that are not collected and should not be placed in either your residual (non-recyclable) waste bin or your recycling boxes are hardcore and rubble waste from building/construction work or hazardous waste. Both of these items should be taken to the Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC).