2013 Urgent News from the Parish Council


At a Parish Council meeting, it was noted that Brixton is one of the most efficient parishes in the Devon in terms of amounts recycled for the 3rd year in a row! Congratulations one and all!

Parishioners appear to be making really good use of both bags and recycling facilities... and many of us, no doubt, are using extras such as water butts and composting bins.

You might care to know that there is a group called Cosy Devon that Devon County Council supports to aid people in home insulation. It offers a free/discount scheme that is worth investigating! Do so via the link below....

S.H.D.C. have similar composting units available at £12 with, we believe, a delivery charge of £2.50. The Parish Councillors are keen advocates of Home Composting... why not save time and money yourselves?

Home Composting advice link
S.H.D.C. recycling helpline 01803 861199



From 1 st April 2011 charges will apply at all Devon County Council Recycling Centres for the disposal of the following waste types:

Soil/Rubble 2 per bag (2 minimum charge) (Including bricks, blocks, tiles, paving slabs, concrete posts, sanitary ware etc)

Plasterboard* 7 sheet/bag (7 minimum charge) (including gypsum related products)

Asbestos** 20 sheet/bag (20 minimum charge) (bonded type only) Tyres 2 each (commercial vehicle, tyres will not be accepted) (No charge for bicycle tyres) .

A,'bag' is a typical rubble/aggregate sack up to 20"x30"(50cmx75cm);

A 'sheet' is up to 8'X4'(240cmx120cm)for plasterboard & 6'.x3' (180cmx90cm) for asbestos .

The charge payable will be based upon the quantity of the material to be deposited using the above rates as an indicative guide only.

The Site Manager's decision is final on the actual charge to be made.

Alternative commercial disposal 'methods are available; e.g. 'skip' hire

* Not accepted Ivybridge, South Molton and Totnes

** Only accepted at Bideford, Exeter, Great Torrington, Honiton, Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Tavistock, and Tiverton.

Must be pre booked - please ring 0845 1551010 for more details.

Only cash payments will be accepted.

For further information; www.devon.gov.uk/chargeablewaste

DCC Helpline tel. 0845 155 1010



From 1 st April 2011 the following vehicles will not be permitted at any of our Recycling Centres:-

Any vehicle over 3.5 tonnes gross weight.

Any tipping vehicle.

Box Vans/Luton Vans (with the exception of vehicles hired to a householder from a legitimate vehicle hire company for a hire period of less than 3 days and appropriate documentation can be produced).

Any trailers over 3m (10 feet) in length, (measured from tow hitch) or with more than 1 axle.

Trailer size limit at South Molton site is1.8m (6 feet) due to very small/restricted nature of the site.

Tractors/agricultural machinery.

For further information: www.devon.gov.uk/vehiclerestrictions

DCC Helpline tel. 0845 155 1010