Stretch covers for boxes
Somerset Waste Partnership does not supply lids for recycling boxes.
Most boxes supplied for recycling collections in Somerset have been supplied by Coral Products plc or by Straight plc. Please note that lids purchased from box suppliers are not interchangeable and therefore Somerset Waste Partnership do not supply or recommend lids for boxes and does not support the use of box dividers.
To help with storage between collections, stretch covers or nets are available from Coral’s website To order stretch covers (also known as box caps or hats) for recycling boxes see Coral’s website or call Coral Products on 01942 272882.
Remove stretch covers, nets or lids before presenting your recycling for collection.
Before ordering a stretch cover or net, it is important to be aware of the following:
• Somerset Waste Partnership and our contractors cannot accept responsibility for any damage or loss to your cover or net if put out for collection, so we recommend that these are used for storage only and are not put out for collection. If a cover is on a box put out, at your risk, then collectors have been instructed to return these with boxes.
• We recommend boxes and are marked with your house number or name to reduce the risk of them getting lost or mixed up with others.
• Only clothing and shoes need to be kept dry for collections and should be put out in plastic bags (not black sacks). It does not matter if paper, card or other materials get wet.
• If you move, recycling boxes, food bins and refuse bins provided by SWP should be left behind for the next occupiers, but you may take covers you have purchased with you. Please contact customer services at your district council to request containers at your new property if none have been left behind, but we cannot guarantee new boxes will be compatible with your stretch covers or lids.