Council hails East Devon recycling rates, but apologises for early problems

PUBLISHED: 10:27 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:27 03 July 2017

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Recycling rates in East Devon have risen by 45 per cent since a new collection service was introduced, despite some early issues, district bosses have said.

The new service, in place in Exmouth since February, rolled out across the rest of the district last month.

East Devon District Council says in the first two weeks of the district-wide service householders collected more than 770 tonnes of recycling - 242 tonnes more than during the same weeks last year.

The council also says it acknowledges there have been some ‘initial problems’, and says contractor SUEZ has introduced extra staff and vehicles to deal with some missed collections.

Councillor Tom Wright said: “We are working exceptionally hard with our contractors to rollout the improved service and we would ask people to please bear with us as we work to restore the great standard of service our customers usually enjoy. We apologise for the disruption this has caused to a small number of our customers.”


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