The Christmas and New Years dates can be downloaded here:

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Refuse waste (grey bin / black sack) collections remain the same. Brown bin collections by South Hams District Council are suspended until the Spring.

In the short term SHDC is collecting recycling in three different ways.

Information from SHDC about what service your address is currently receiving:

In Dittisham so far as I can tell and at least in the village, food waste needs to go into the grey bin until further notice.

If your collection has been missed please report to SHDC:

SHDC says this allows the missed collection to be recorded, and notifies the contractor of both the failure and the need to return. In addition logging this online, also allows the council to manage the contractual failure directly with FCC, and ensure that we work with them to resolve the issue. This is the only way that the contractor can be notified directly of the failure and therefore is the best way for this situation to be managed.

SHDC has asked that one missed collection is only reported once – reporting more than once will use extra SHDC resources but not speed up resolution.
In addition, our South Hams District Councillor John McKay has also set up a form that you can use to report any issues to him:
He will use the information to help him track issues.
Cllr McKay’s contact details are here: