East Devon District Council
Waste collection is the responsibility of East Devon District Council – collecting from both domestic and commercial properties.
They also have a ‘Live Chat’ option so you can ask for advice or help.
Plastic Free Lyme Regis aims to raise awareness of recycling and will work with East Devon District Council to improve the opportunities to recycle in the future.
Recycling from domestic homes is collected every week. Ordinary waste (black bins or black gull sacks) is collected every three weeks. Find out more about your waste collections via the East Devon District Council website.
There’s also advice and tips on reducing waste: Reduce, Refuse, Recycle
To find out what items you can put in each container see; Which container do I use?
Recycle Now has a great online service where you can find where you can recycle old electrical items such as laptops, metal, building materials and specialist objects.
Holmbush car park (top of Pound Street), hosts a container for recycling plastic lined paper coffee cups and drinks cartons. Lyme Regis is trialling a container for recycling of cups and the ‘tetra packs’ used for drinks carton. The container will stay in Lyme as long as it is used – so use it or lose it!
Costa in Broad Street participates in a nationwide recycling scheme, take any plastic lined cups there and they will be happy to recycle them.
Businesses in Devon pay for commercial waste to be collected.
Holiday lets are treated as commercial business so owners have to pay for commercial waste collections.
Locally there are alternative suppliers of recycling services, for example, local business the Bottle Man.