Residents in Mid Devon are being encouraged to check their waste and recycling dates online or download a printable calendar specific to their address.
For many years the Council created a waste and recycling calendar, in printed format, which was sent out to all households in the district. However, with mounting costs and a drive to reduce paper usage the calendar will now be in an online format.
Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cllr Colin Slade, said: “This Council is committed to reducing costs and our impact on the environment and this decision is a way we can help achieve both. We must always ensure all of our residents have easy access to our services and by ensuring we have created a user-friendly calendar, which is available for everyone, we can still achieve this while saving paper, time and money.”
For 2020/21 the online version of the calendar will be available on the Council’s website to view, or individuals can print off their own calendar.
For anyone who has difficulty accessing material online you can call Customer Services on 01884 255255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to help.
As with previous years the Council also has an online look-up facility whereby customers can input their postcode to quickly find their next two collection dates.
By stopping the printing and posting of the calendar to all households the Council will save around £16,000 per year.
To check your collection date visit https://www.middevon.gov.uk/collectiondaylookup