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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.

Latest updates

Please also see our waste and recycling updates page to get the latest information about our services, collections and how to deal with your waste if you are self-isolating.


16 June 2020

10 June 2020

  • With people spending more time at home, we have seen higher than normal demand for new or replacement bins. The pandemic has also affected the number of crew members available to carry out extra deliveries. This means we may not be able to deliver your bins (or garden waste sacks) within our usual 10 day period. We are working hard to clear the backlog and apologise for any inconvenience.

1 June 2020

  • Further scheduled events at the Matford Centre have been cancelled or postponed.
  • The Sunday Market remains closed but is being reviewed on a weekly basis.
  • Normal charges for car parks have resumed.

28 May 2020

13 May 2020

11 May 2020

  • Due to a high demand in allotment applications during the Covid-19 situation, new applications have been temporarily suspended.

7 May 2020

6 May 2020

  • Bulky Waste collections can now be booked by contacting us on 01392 265010.

4 May 2020

30 April 2020

  • We've updated our Bin Collections guidance page to say that if your rubbish bin is full, our collectors will take ONE extra sack of ‘side waste’ per household on rubbish collection day.

24 April 2020

17 April 2020

9 April 2020

8 April 2020

7 April 2020

6 April 2020

2 April 2020

1 April 2020

31 March 2020

30 March 2020

27 March 2020

26 March 2020

25 March 2020

24 March 2020

  • Mary Arches Street Car Park and John Lewis Car Park will close from tonight .
  • All public toilets in the city have also been temporarily closed due to concerns over hygiene issues.
  • All playparks in Exeter have been shut down today in line with government advice around the Coronavirus outbreak
  • The allotments are all currently open and will remain so until we are advised otherwise. We have updated guidance for visiting the allotments following government advice.
  • We recognise that COVID-19 is unprecedented and will have a significant impact on our suppliers of all sizes. To assist with cash flow, all invoices will be paid on immediate payment terms, until further notice.
  • Due to the coronavirus emergency, we are suspending all bulky waste collections with immediate effect. 

23 March 2020

  • In light of COVID-19 we recommend that anyone planning an event until the end of July 2020 contact us on 01392 265205 or events@exeter.gov.uk to discuss alternative dates.
  • To help protect vulnerable and elderly residents, as well as our collection crews, from the Coronavirus and getting COVID-19, we have suspended the collection of bulky waste items from inside the homes of customers.
  • We have updated our Guidance for Employers & Businesses page.

20 March 2020

19 March 2020

  • We have updated our Guidance for Employers & Businesses page.
  • Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the latest advice given out by the Government, the management of the Exeter City Council allotment sites has been adjusted.
  • Our council house response repairs service continues to operate as normal at the moment, so if you have a repair, please report it. Before we attend, we will contact you to find out if your household is self-isolating. As usual, we will prioritise jobs which are classified as an emergency or urgent such as no heating or running water.

18 March 2020

16 March 2020

In light of the statement made by the Prime Minister today, the following Exeter City Council run facilities will be closed to the public from Tuesday 17 March.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 30 June 2020