Bold new plans from Exeter Labour to bring forward kerbside recycling were recently discussed at the Council’s Executive Committee.

Food waste, glass, paper and cardboard will all be recycled from the kerbside under ambitious new plans recently unveiled by Exeter City Council. This decision will go to full council to be ratified later this month, with changes being communicated widely to residents so that they are familiar with them as soon as they are introduced.

Labour-run Exeter City Council is seeking to deliver this in the face of Tory cuts from central government, where City Council revenue budgets have been cut by 60% since 2012.

Nationally, Labour has prioritised the issue of waste recycling and called upon the government to provide meaningful investment.


Cllr David Harvey, Council Lead for Environment and City Management, said:

“I am extremely pleased to be able to announce these plans which are something we have been working towards for a long time now. The residents of Exeter deserve top class services, and this is what the Labour council is delivering.”


Cllr Phil Bialyk, Leader of Exeter City Council, added:

“I’ve made clear Exeter Labour’s desire to drive up Exeter’s recycling rates, and these plans mark a bold step forward. This is in spite of the swathing cuts to local council budgets by this Conservative government. We’re committed to making our city a greener place, and this is another example of Labour delivering for Exeter.”

David Harvey by kerbside collection vehicles
David Harvey by kerbside collection vehicles
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