Month: July 2017

Get composting for Compost Awareness Week


08/05/2017 3:34 pm 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…

Vehicle permit success brings full weekend access


05/07/2017 9:58 am  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…

June 2017


Beware: how your barbecue could cause a bin blaze 23/06/2017 4:50 pm  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…

May 2017


Clear advice: simple ways to great glass recycling 15/05/2017 7:57 am  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…

April 2017


One day later bin reminder for Spring Bank Holiday 24/04/2017 7:29 am 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…

March 2017


Coping with your cardboard: tear, slice, crush, flatten 14/03/2017 11:12 am 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…

February 2017


Fall in love with food – yes, every mouthful matters 13/02/2017 5:55 pm 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…

January 2017


Sorting paper inequality in recycling quality quest 27/01/2017 2:25 pm 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…

December 2016


Somerset gives green light to Recycle More 09/12/2016 2:57 pm  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…

November 2016


Recycling your plastic bottles could not be simpler 28/11/2016 3:30 pm  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…