Photograph of recycled cans collected at the Crediton Food Festival, 2010


Devon currently recycles around 56% of it's waste (measured by weight)

Previous projects we have been involved in: 

  • Litter picks to show how much litter is plastic and what can be recycled
  • Plastic recycling video on u-tube
  • Biscuit wrapper collection to raise money for charity (Terracycle)
  • Waste plastic collections - 14 tonnes of waste plastic collected

 Plastic Collections Graph (Cumulative)

Current activities include:

  • Liaison with MDDC and DCC
  • Food festival waste sorting & recycling
  • Increase awareness of local recycling centre and facilities
  • Guide to recyclables and where to take them. Promote recycling by charities.
  • Education on how and where to recycle more
  • Articles in the local press e.g. Crediton Courier
  • Recycling campaigns (e.g. like Terracycle) to expand current recyclables

Future ideas to develop in order to recycle more: 

  • Campaining to increase plastic recycling by organisations
  • Further work alongside MDDC and DCC on recycling


14th February 2020

Recycling your crisp packets

You can now do it at Crediton Library, Belle Parade, Crediton EX17 2AA. ...

5th December 2018

Plastic Fantastic Recycling: The Greenhouse

Depressed by the amount of plastic you can't avoid throwing away? Help is at hand at the Green House in the Square, Crediton. Here you will find a Plastic Fantastic collection box in which you can leave: Writing equipment (felt tips, biros etc); baby food pouches; ink cartridges; beauty and person ...

1st November 2018

Money for old toothbrushes?

People can now send off any brand of old toothbrush or toothpaste tube by post for recycling under latest TerraCycle partnership UK consumers can now post off their old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and packaging for recycling under a new partnership between dental products giant Colgate and Terr ...

Photograph of rubbish being recycled by Mid-Devon Community Recycling Ltd
27th February 2017

Recycling in Mid Devon - the beginning

About 25 years ago Ken Orchard decided to expand his recycling activities in Morchard Bishop to include a doorstep collection in Crediton. He thought that if it could show MDDC that such a service was popular they might eventually back the endeavour with funding. Hence a rota of volunteers was for ...

21st November 2016

DCC Consultation on Waste and Composting

Devon County Council are consulting on two subjects in relation to Waste Management over the next few weeks and would like your comments on their proposals. Please go to consultation website "Have Your Say" to read more. Please make your responses via Have Your Say or email by 2 ...

17th June 2016

Ring-pulls and milk bottle tops

Sarah's Barber shop at 85 High Street Crediton has become a drop-off point for ring-pulls from cans which are recycled to make unique gifts such as handbags and jewellery. The Openwork Foundation who support disadvantaged children and young people are behind the scheme. Sarah's has also become a d ...

29th March 2016

Recycle your stretchy plastic!

Stretchy plastic can be recycled at the supermarket Although MDDC now collect plastic for recycling there are still some types of plastic not accepted by them. However, Morrisons in Crediton, and other supermarkets with a recycling point for plastic bags will accept other plastic - even though th ...

29th November 2015

New plastic recycling scheme starts up

North Tawton Recycling Project group were overwhelmed at the success of their first household plastic waste collection on Saturday 21 November. Held in the Town Square car park, two large bins were very quickly filled and the surplus was collected in about a dozen large black sacks. This is now a ...

21st July 2015

Perplexed by what plastic to recycle?

Plastic causes some of the greatest confusion when trying to recycle. In order to help clarify this we have produced a comprehensive guide. This lists the plastics that can be accepted by MDDC kerbside recycling, DCC recycling sites and at the supermarkets. Perhaps also importantly, also listed is ...

31st March 2014

Tip of the Month


8th January 2014

Ever Wondered Where to Recycle an Item?

A guide has now been issued with a comprehensive list of items that can be recycled, rather than throwing out for landfill. It also includes useful websites and organisations for more information. The list is correct for Mid Devon Residents - differences may occur in other parts of Devon or in dif ...

29th May 2013

Freecycle for Business launched by Globechain

Globechain is a new social network that connects people, charities and businesses to enable them to reuse unwanted items within a global supply chain network. The mission of Globechain is to connect individuals, organisations and charities to enable them to be more productive and cost effec ...

9th December 2012

Landfill Harmonic Movie

A truly inspiring short film about a South American community who make musical instruments from rubbish. Watch it and your heart will melt. Please pass this on to inspire others. ...

1st December 2011

Video of the Plastics Trials

Many thanks to Mike Brett for filming and then producing this very professional film of our waste plastic collections in Morrison's car park. The community from Crediton and the surrounding area can bring plastics not currently collected by the kerbside recycling lorries to the recycling po ...

Strapline graphic for "We are much more than just a recycling centre"
3rd October 2010

Proper Job

"A little gem of recycled materials and newly generated compost shoehorned into a tiny, constantly reorganised site with eclectic buildings and minimal car parking. If you ever need Farrow & Ball paint, books, clothes or an old bike Proper Job would be a good place to start." Alison Sha ...

Logo for Devon Community Recycling Network
5th June 2010

Junk Mail Magazine - no not the sort that comes through your letterbox!

Did you know that the UK wastes £650 million of recyclable materials every year, that Devon recycles only 53% of its food waste or that there are really simple ways you can make your computer use greener? This and a lot more really fascinating and useful information on Waste Reduction can b ...

1st January 2006

Don't throw it all away

Guide to waste reduction and recycling. ...