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Waste and Recycling

SHDC Waste and Recycling Residents Survey – Have your say.

Help us to help your area

Published: 3 October 2022

Ahead of the South Hams’ waste and recycling service coming back in-house to be run by the Council again from 3 October, we want to hear from Towns and Parishes about problems that residents have experienced in your areas.

We understand that the challenges with our waste service began when the new rounds were introduced.

We’re looking at all of the service data that FCC have provided, but understand that residents, Councillors, Towns and Parishes will be pivotal in helping us to improve the service; many residents have already dutifully reported to us when they have had missed collections and we are asking them to continue doing so on our website here.

However, if you as a town or parish council are aware of specific waste and recycling collection problems in your area ahead of the service coming in-house, we’d appreciate hearing from you.

  • Are there particular streets, estates or areas that have had recurring problems with collections?
  • Do you know of residents who have assisted collections and have had problems?
  • Are there other issues affecting the service?

We haven’t had as much feedback as we would have liked after our initial email, so please do get in touch.

Please let us know by dropping us an email to

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