SHDC announce suspension of garden waste collection

On 16th August, SHDC issued a press release announcing that FCC Environment, the contractors now responsible for collecting waste and recycling in the South Hams, had asked to suspend the collection of garden waste from that date. The initial suspension is for at least four weeks.

This has been blamed on a shortage of drivers and to enable the redeployment of those drivers that are available to the collection of general waste and recycling.

Householders are asked not to put garden waste into the general waste bin, nor to burn it on bonfires. The suggestions given are to home compost it or take it to one of the three recycling centres.

Further details of the suspension, and both of the suggested methods of disposal of garden waste, are available from the South Hams District Council website at