Check out Somerset’s recycling sites networkMay 1, 2012
Somerset’s recycling network has sites available seven days a week to take household waste for recycling or disposal, including bulky and hazardous items.
Each recycling site is open 40 hours a week across five days, with weekday opening staggered to always offer residents an alternative.
All recycling sites are open every Saturday 8am-4pm, every Sunday 8am-1pm and every Monday 8am-7pm.
Half of the recycling sites are open 8am-4pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (closed Thursdays and Fridays); half are open 8am-4pm Thursdays and Fridays (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).
All sites are free to enter, except for four sites that have £2 entry fees to help prevent their closure: Coleford, Crewkerne, Dulverton and Middlezoy.
It is free to deposit household waste. All sites accept 30 materials for recycling, including batteries and cans, paper and wood, cooking oil and electrical appliances. Some recycling sites take additional materials, such as beverage cartons, books, window glass and plasterboard.
Only four materials not recognised as household waste – hardcore, soil, tyres and gas bottles – attract charges at recycling sites, starting at £2.90.To maximise recycling and limit congestion, recycling site visitors are advised to pre-sort their materials.