NORTH TAWTON RECYCLING PROJECT - Reducing landfill and promoting
Our household plastic waste collection is held in the public car
park, The Square, North Tawton, on the third Saturday of every
month, 10am to 12 noon.
We have seven volunteers plus members of the Environmental
Group, who all live in or around North Tawton. We run a split shift
system during the winter months, and between two and four
volunteers take turns attending the collections throughout the year
to assist the public with their sorting. We take no plastic bottles
as West Devon Borough Council already take these in their kerbside
collections, and ever hopeful that they will come into line with
neighbouring councils and start taking all household plastic very
Our collections usually weigh in at around 100kg each month, and
are taken away by Peninsular Waste, a local recycling company.
Given the very light weight nature of the material this corresponds
to a substantial amount that is saved from landfill every month. We
are much encouraged by the people of North Tawton who are
contributing so enthusiastically to the project.
We are always on the lookout for new volunteers, anyone who
feels they would like to join the recycling team please phone
The next collection is on Saturday 18 February.