Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Sites

The cost of processing every item taken to a recycling site is paid for through council tax.  Help keep council tax down by, for example, home composting or donating items with more life in them to charity shops, Freecycle or furniture reuse stores

Location map: click on markers for centre and site address details.

Recycling centres and community recycling sites location list

Bridgwater (Saltlands)
Castle Cary (Dimmer)
Crewkerne Community Recycling Site – £2 entry fee
Dulverton Community Recycling Site – £2 entry fee
Taunton (Priorswood)
Wellington (Poole)
Wells (Dulcote)

•    Use of recycling sites is subject to the provisions of the vehicle and trailer permit system.
•    Only Household Waste can be taken to sites, except to the 10 sites with chargeable business waste areas.  You may be asked to complete a Household Waste Declaration Form to confirm you only have household waste.
•    When materials are deposited at recycling sites, they become the property of the site contractor, Viridor. Separated items are passed on for reuse or recycling and, where this is not possible, sent to costly, wasteful landfill.

•    If you bring materials in a commercial van or trailer, you may be asked about the source of the waste and to sign a household waste declaration form. From Monday 3 October, business users must comply with Somerset Waste Partnership’s vehicle and trailer permit scheme that aims to cut congestion. Business users do not need and cannot apply for permits.
•    Sort recycling and refuse before visiting a site.  Staff may open black bags or other containers to ensure all the recycling has been separated.
•    If you have a neighbour or relative who cannot carry their own items, you can take materials on their behalf but it must be as an unpaid service.
•    Somerset Waste Partnership operates a web based queue (web cams) camera on four of its recycling centres, the static images are available to view from the partnerships website. The camera images are intended to allow members of the public to check the congestion and likely queuing times at the recycling centre before departing on their journey to the sites. Images are refreshed every 30 seconds and are a snap shot of the site at the time of the picture capture. No images are stored on the partnerships web site and they cannot be recalled for public use.  These images are provided in line with the RIPA Regulations. .
•    Closed Circuit Television and Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems operate on all sites for safety and security.

•    *** PLEASE NOTE – Sites may close for a few minutes, from time to time, for your safety while heavy machinery is operating ***

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