RECYCLING and waste services will reviewed and more staff redundancies will be made as part of budget cuts at North Devon Council.
The Journal sat down with Brian Greenslade, leader of the council, John Triggs, chief accountant, and Steve Hearse, head of financial services, to run through what changes will be made to save a further £2 million by the end of 2016.
The council has already saved £3.5 million.
But it needs to make further cuts to close the funding gap, meaning public services will be affected.
Reviewing waste and recycling services is one area to be targeted.
"In terms of saving, the biggest thing is the waste and recycling services," said Mr Greenslade.
He added that the cuts will be about increasing efficiency and said people should not be worried they will not have their rubbish collected.
Moving staff from the Civic Centre to other council buildings in Barnstaple is another money-saving option.
"We currently pay a contribution of around £300,000 to Devon County Council, who own the building," said Mr Hearse.
"But we have our own assets so we are looking to maximise those."
Mr Greenslade said he wants the move to happen "as soon as possible," and added: "We will still keep a presence in the town centre."
Staff may be moved up to a council building in Brynsworthy, meaning the Civic Centre will be available for use by the county council.
He also said it is inevitable the council will have less staff at the end of its four year period than it did at the start.
"We will try and make further staff reductions," he added, "but in as structured a way as possible."
He continued: "It gets progressively harder. We are now in a situation of having to seriously find another £2 million. We hope that is going to be the end of the story.
"There is a long way to go and people will still find making ends meet hard. But we will try not to increase fees and charges. That is a bit more flexible.
"We have identified enough to close the funding gap for the next year with a bit to spare."
Mr Greenslade added that the public have to understand the consequences the cuts will have on public services.
"They get deeper all the time and we won't be able to do everything we have previously done for the community."
The next public sector finance figures will be announced by government in December.