Collections from your home

Somerset Waste Partnership manages collection services for households in Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, Taunton Deane and West Somerset, including regular recycling and food waste collections that cut costs and benefit the environment.

Recycling allows materials to be used again.  This helps conserve wildlife habitats, avoid pollution and save energy.

Rubbish sent to landfill sites costs Somerset tax payers millions of pounds every year, much of which could be saved by recycling.  It also produces a quarter of the UK’s emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas contributing to climate change.

By saving energy and reducing emissions, UK recycling is estimated to reduce carbon emissions equivalent to taking 5 million cars off the road.

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Recycling End-Use Register for Somerset
We publish an annual end-use register showing how all materials we collect are recycled and some of the benefits, such as carbon savings and costs saved.

The Environmental Benefits of Recycling
For a comprehensive assessment read WRAP’s environmental benefits of recycling.