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  1. Coping with your cardboard – tear, slice, crush, flatten

    Large ticket items purchased through on-line sales can result in packaging mountains descending on homes.  As a quick fix, many residents pile up the cardboard on their recycling day, which can cause problems for crews working hard to complete their rounds. Please do not overload your kerbside collection service.  Once the cardboard container on a […]

  2. Taunton Recycling Centre fully open after fire

    Taunton’s Priorswood Recycling Centre, including its Reuse Shop, is fully open after a fire in an adjoining building was tackled by the fire service last week. The site was temporarily closed on Friday 10 March but no one was injured and the fire was not in an area used by the public. A spokesman for […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. Bad weather and waste – your wet and windy guide

    Wet and windy weather can 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 snow can all hamper kerbside collections, […]

  6. Somerset gives green light to Recycle More

    Approval has been given to the new Recycle More weekly kerbside collections that are planned to 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 Thank you for your patience.

  10. 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 […]