Rubbish Collection and Recycling

Council Dustbin Collection

Dustbins are emptied on Fridays in Avonwick and North Huish, unless there is a public holiday in the week of collection.

You can download the current collection calendar here.

Full details and guidence about ordering new recycling blue and clear bags by telephone and online, what you can and should not be put into the coloured wheelie bins can be found on the South Hams District Council website: Recycling at Home


Community Compost Centre in South Brent

The Community Compost site, at the old Highways depot on Exeter Road (otherwise known as the Marsh), will accept bulky garden waste and produce compost for local collection and use.

What they can accept:

  • Soft Green waste material you can cut with mower or clippers
  • Twiggy brushwood material that can be cut with loppers, saw or power tools
  • Large branches material that came from a plant larger than you!

They can't accept:

  • stumps
  • vines
  • bamboo
  • Japanese knotweed
  • or any other materials whatsoever

Compost should be available in about 6 months for a donation. More details will follow.

Opening times

The site will initially be open on Sunday mornings from 10am to 1pm and be run by volunteers. Full details HERE