Year: 2018

Plastics pledge marks World Environment Day


A Somerset “Pledge Against Preventable Plastics” has been launched to identify some of the simple practical steps we can all take to cut waste and recycle more. The pledge coincides with the annual World Environment Day, whose theme this year is “Beat Plastic Pollution” with the slogan “If you can’t reuse it, refuse it”. The…

All change for Easter collection days


Easter will bring waste day changes for every household in Somerset. Pick-ups due on Good Friday 30 March will take place on Saturday 31 March, while no collections on Easter Monday 2 April mean all that week’s kerbside services are one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 7 April. All recycling sites remain on…

Dozen recycling sites take single-use coffee cups


Somerset caffeine addicts now have a dozen new locations where they can recycle single-use plastic-lined paper coffee cups from major High Street cafe and takeaway chains. Plastic-lined paper cups for hot drinks can now be recycled at the 12 Somerset recycling sites that already have skips for Tetra Pak-style food and drink cartons. The vast…