What you need to know about important changes to the service.

Changes to waste and recycling collections are being rolled out in North Devon next week. Picture: Andy KeebleChanges to waste and recycling collections are being rolled out in North Devon next week. Picture: Andy Keeble

Changes to North Devon Council’s waste and recycling service start on Monday (June 5).

Food waste will be collected from the new kerbside caddies, alongside weekly recycling boxes and bags as part of the council’s ‘Recycle More’ project.

Residents will no longer be able to dump food waste into their green wheelie bins and must pay and an annual fee of £36 should they want a garden waste collection.

A trial of a three-weekly black bin collection will also take place in Forches and Whiddon Valley; Landkey; Bratton Fleming; Arlington; Shirwell; Goodleigh; Stoke Rivers; Chelfham; Challacombe; and part of Brayford.

The council’s head of operational services, Ricky McCormack, said: “These are big changes to our waste and recycling service. We all need to take responsibility for our waste, cut down what’s going to landfill and recycle more.”

Five new recycling advisers have also been employed, to help residents in the trial area with the change from fortnightly to three-weekly black bin collections.

They will be out and about in the trial area, offering advice about recycling and how to cut down on household waste.

To sign up for a green bin garden waste collection, visit www.northdevon.gov.uk/recyclemore.

For more information about the changes, call the council on 01271 388360 or email customerservices@northdevon.gov.uk