Collection days & bank holidays
Please leave your refuse and recycling on the edge of your property by 7am (as collection times can vary) and no earlier than the night before.
Revised collection days for Bank and Public holidays
For single bank holidays, such as those in May and August, all collections (including clinical waste) will be one day later than usual, for example, Monday collections on Tuesday and Friday collections on Saturday.
There are no garden waste collections in the two weeks following Christmas. There is no garden waste collection service for a two week period from Monday 29 December 2014, recommencing on Monday 12 January 2015.
A revised collections time-table following bank holidays in 2014 is available to download: Bank holiday 2014 flyer (pdf 18 kb). (Excluding Christmas).
No change to subsequent dates, all collections resume on usual days. Revised collection days above also apply to clinical waste collections.
Easter, May and August Bank Holidays 2014
|Usual collection day||Revised collection day|
|Good Friday 18 April||Saturday 19 April|
|Easter Monday 21 April – Friday 25 April||All collections one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 26 April|
|Early May Bank Holiday Monday 5 May – Friday 9 May||All collections one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 10 May|
|Spring Bank Holiday Monday 26 May – Friday 30 May||All collections one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 31 May|
|Summer Bank Holiday Monday 25 August – Friday 29 August||All collections one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 30 August|
In severe weather, check our website or local radio for information.
Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Sites
Visit our Recycling Centre opening times page or call Somerset Direct on 0845 345 9188 for recycling site opening times. All sites are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Disposing of your natural Christmas trees
Decoration-free natural Christmas trees under 6ft can be recycled. If you pay for garden waste collections, put out your tree next to your bin or sack on your usual garden waste collection day for composting. Or take decoration-free natural trees to any recycling site for composting.