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  1. Fall in love with food – yes, every mouthful matters

    Food is produced with oodles of love and together we can make a real difference by throwing away less food from our homes. To help anyone do better in making their love for food go further, Sustainable Wells Food Group and Somerset Waste Partnership invite you to Kitchen Confidential, a special event to unlock the […]

  2. Sorting paper inequality in recycling quality quest

    When it comes to recycling, not all paper is the same. There are significant differences in paper quality, from the nature of the fibres to any coatings on the surface. That is why some paper is collected in one box at the kerbside, while other sorts of paper should go in the second box with […]

  3. Winter weather and waste – your wet and windy guide

    Winter weather, with wind, rain, icy conditions and perhaps snow, could affect kerbside collections and recycling sites. Please find below our advice on weather and waste, including dealing with high winds to prevent your waste become a mess down your street. Until your waste is collected, it remains your responsibility.. High winds, rain, ice and […]

  4. Somerset gives green light to Recycle More

    Approval has been given to the new Recycle More weekly kerbside collections that will take the dozen existing materials, including food, and add plastic pots, tubs and trays – long urged by many Somerset residents – as well as household batteries and small electrical items. Taking extra materials each week will see recycling rates jump […]

  5. Festive waste collections still one day later this week

    The joyous celebrations of Christmas and New Year can also be occasions of cost and bulging rubbish bins, or a great chance to recycle much more, waste far less, save money and create a great family holiday. Here is our full guide to the festive season, from the details of all waste services to easy […]

  6. Recycling your plastic bottles could not be simpler

    Once you have used up the contents of plastic bottles from around your home – from drink, cosmetic, cleaning and grooming, they should go into your recycling box, not the landfill bin. Simply empty the contents, give the bottles a rinse to remove the residue using left-over washing-up water.  This is particularly important if the […]

  7. Floods, Cheddar Recycling Centre, open

    Tuesday 22 November 2016, Following the early closure of the centre on Monday due to localised flooding, Cheddar Recycling Centre is open as usual. For updates on travel across Somerset, visit https://www.travelsomerset.co.uk/ Thank you for your patience.

  8. Dark waste warning on Black Friday packaging problem

    With pre-Christmas sales well underway since October, the next challenge for consumers trying to waste less while holding  onto their cash is the four-day marketing heave between Black Friday and Cyber Monday – 25 to 28 November. Whether a bargain bonanza or a right rip-off, the main result of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is […]

  9. Do not dump those plastic bottles in your landfill bin

    Are you sure you are recycling all the plastic bottles from around your home?  Are you quite sure?  The Somerset kerbside recycling service accepts more bottles than just those that contained milk or fizzy drinks.  So what do we take? We accept a whole host of plastic bottles.  From the kitchen and bathroom we take […]

  10. How your unwanted furniture could help change lives

    Somerset householders changing their dining tables or sofa in time for Christmas are encouraged to donate their unwanted furniture to local good causes. SWP is urging residents to help cut down the number of items sent to landfill and to boost reuse by giving their pre-loved furniture a new lease of life by contacting their […]