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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

See the latest information and advice in Exeter. We are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS, who are well prepared to deal with this virus.

May bank holiday bin collections

Domestic refuse and recycling collections due on Monday 25 May, will instead take place on Saturday 30 May. All other collections that week will remain as normal – find out when your bin is collected

Apply for your duty of care

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1. Duty of care explained

Commercial and charitable organisations have a legal requirement to make formal arrangements for the collection and disposal of their waste. 

They are prohibited from using:

  • domestic collections
  • public recycling banks
  • household waste recycling centres

Duty of care is normally discharged by having a contract with a registered waste contractor, such as the council.

The Environment Agency provides more advice about your obligations.

Our trade waste advisors can help you discharge your duty of care obligations by helping you apply for the correct waste transfer note. 

We have two types of waste transfer notes.

The Refuse Waste Transfer Note covers:

  • rubbish,
  • recycling materials
  • bulky items
  • limited amounts of some types of hazardous waste

The Clinical Waste Transfer Note cover sharps and low grade waste