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Wheeled residual (non-recyclable) waste collection

To keep the use of landfill sites to a minimum and to keep a clean and green environment, we encourage you to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as possible.

Anything which you cannot recycle please use your grey or green wheeled residual (non-recyclable) waste bin.

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 Recycling Centre, however, please note the restriction on hardcore/rubble waste below.

Hardcore/rubble
This waste is legally classed as industrial waste even though it may have arisen from the home, however, up to 12 normal size bags will be accepted as long as the owner is prepared to place them in the proper area for recycling purposes. Visits with these materials will also be restricted to one in any 6 month period. As records will need to be kept, you must produce your driving licence and current vehicle certificate of insurance as proof of identity.

All other excess materials of this nature must be disposed of at an authorised site as commercial waste. This can be arranged by bringing your waste onto the weighbridge at Torbay Transfer Station during opening hours Monday to Thursday 8am - 4pm (last entry 3.45pm) Friday 8am - 3.30 (last entry 3.15pm). There is a minimum charge for weights up to 260 kilos, with all greater weights charged at the current commercial tonnage rate (plus vat). Otherwise you are free to make arrangements with any licensed private waste contractor or by phoning Torbay Council on 01803 207900 for a special collection at a reasonable charge.

Special collections
Bulky items, such as furniture, fridges, carpets, garden waste etc can be collected for a small charge, by arrangement. For more information visit the special collections page.