Refuse and Recycling

Refuse and recycling collection days

Collections take place dependent upon your location so refer to your leaflet or by contacting Mid Devon District Council, or from their website.

It operates a two weekly cycle and you will be provided with a black box for recycling items, plus a box for cardboard. There is also a food caddy that is collected weekly. For an annual fee (£48) a large brown bin for garden refuse is provided.

Non recyclable items should be placed in sacks or by purchasing a large black bin.

Full details can be obtained by contacting:

Household bulky items can be collected at a small fee (at Aug 2016 it was £19 for the first and £8 for each after that, or £26 for table/chairs or 3 piece suite, subject to change).

Nearest Recycling Centres

Your nearest recycling centre is:

  • Ashley Recycling Centre, about 3 miles out of Tiverton on the Bickleigh Road.

It is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Times vary between summer (8-6 M to F, 10-6 S/S) and winter (8-4:30 M to F, 10-4:30 S/S)

It accepts bulky items and all other recycling items.

There is a charge for soil/rubble, plasterboard, asbestos and tyres.

It also has discarded items that can be taken for free or a small charge.


If you wish to report fly-tipping please contact Mid Devon district council on the details above.  Alternatively, report it to our Parish Clerk.


Freecycle is a way of recycling unwanted items for free. If you have anything you wish to have recycled to a good home then call Gill Bowers on 01884 820256 or email

You can visit the site to view items on

Sampford Peverell Composting site

The site has re-opened on Saturdays 10 til 12 and Wednesday 6 til 8, during summer months.

When operating it is half way down Station Road which leads to Parkway Rail station is a composting site run by volunteers from Sampford Peverell.  If you have an excess of garden waste that cannot be taken by the fortnightly collection, or you have some thicker branches (but not more than 4 inches), then take them to this site.

Also a good source if you want some compost.

Sustainable Villages Project

If you are interested in setting up a project for the Village contact Steve Bullock on 820899 who runs the Sampford Peverell scheme.

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