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  1. Eco-education group marks 21st by going underground

    The Somerset-based eco charity which has transformed 100 acres of capped landfill into a species-rich nature reserve, Carymoor Environmental Trust, has celebrated its 21st anniversary with an event attended by guests including Glastonbury Festival organiser and committed environmentalist Michael Eavis. Mr Eavis joined the Carymoor team’s anniversary event and wanted to promote the important work […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. ‘Cards only’ switch as all recycling sites go cash-free

    Somerset’s 16 recycling sites will switch to operate cash-free and cheque-free from Friday 1 September with almost all payments taken only on credit, debit and charge cards. The only exceptions will be the £2 entry fees for Crewkerne and Dulverton community recycling sites, which will continue to be in cash, and paying at the Reuse […]

  4. Aerosols, barbecues, batteries in bin blaze warning

    Gadget users are being urged “don’t bin that battery” and to take other steps to avoid the risk of setting off a blaze in their rubbish bin that could endanger their home and family. They are among a range of materials – including the remains of portable barbecues, aerosols, broken glass and the contents of […]

  5. Vehicle permit success brings full weekend access

    Somerset’s vehicle permits scheme has proved so successful that councillors have, after carefully listening to the views of users, decided to relax it to allow vans, pick-ups and car-towed trailers access whenever recycling sites are open. Established last year, the scheme allowed permit vehicles to use open recycling sites at any time on weekdays but […]

  6. Beware: how your barbecue could cause a bin blaze

    Enjoy that summer barbecue but take care to not start a fire by discarding the ashes into your rubbish bin or black sacks, Somerset Waste Partnership is warning. Drench ashes with water or let them cool completely to avoid a rubbish fire threatening your home and family or causing a blaze in a waste truck […]

  7. Waste advice on Glastonbury traffic, and the heat

    Residents in Mendip with waste collections during the Glastonbury Festival – Tuesday 20 June to Monday 26 June – are being urged to take early action to guard against disruption. Last year’s traffic delays and the knock-on impact on recycling and rubbish trucks caused missed or delayed collections for thousands of homes over several days […]

  8. Clear advice: simple ways to great glass recycling

    The kerbside collection service is a convenient way to recycle your old glass bottles and jars.  These can be of any colour and from soft or alcoholic drinks, jars that have contained jams, pickles, sauces and even bottles that have contained non-food items such as perfume and toiletries.  Just remove any caps, lids, decorations and […]

  9. Get composting for Compost Awareness Week

    During Compost Awareness Week, Somerset Waste Partnership is encouraging more residents to get composting with a fantastic offer promoted in partnership with getcomposting.com. Residents can purchase discounted compost converters from as little as *£17.98 and with the fantastic “Buy One Get One Half Price” offer, residents can purchase a second compost converter from only *£8.99 […]

  10. One day later bin reminder for Spring Bank Holiday

    The bank holiday has brought changes to collections for your family and every other home in Somerset. The Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 29 May means one-day-later pick-ups this week, including collections for Friday 2 June taking place on Saturday 3 June. Recycling sites remain on their usual schedules throughout this week, including all 16 […]