Bank Holiday Monday means all change for your waste

No collections take place on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August, which means recycling and rubbish collections are all one day later during the week, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 2 September.

The changes affect collections of recycling, refuse, garden waste, as well as clinical waste and assisted collections.

Residents should sort and segregate recycling, ensure nothing that could be recycled – especially food – is in the rubbish bin and put all waste containers out by 7am.

All kerbside collections return to their usual schedules from Monday 4 September.

All recycling centres and community recycling sites remain on their usual timetables, with five – Bridgwater, Frome, Minehead, Taunton and Yeovil – open 8am-4pm seven days a week, and 11 open five days a week, including Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 8am-1pm and Bank Holiday Monday 8am-7pm.

If you forget to put out your recycling or rubbish on the changed day, your options include, if you have space, storing materials until your next collection or, if you have time and transport, or have a friend, neighbour or family member who can help, taking all rubbish and recycling to any open recycling site.

Following the recent relaxation of weekend hours for permit holders, customers with permits for vans, pick-ups, campervans, minibuses and car-towed trailers can use any recycling site, when open, at any time on weekdays, weekends and bank holidays.