Month: July 2019

Take no recycling site risks with fuel-driven machinery


All petrol or diesel must be removed from any fuel-driven machinery intended for recycling, such as old mowers, strimmers and chainsaws, before taking the item to a recycling site. These items can easily start a fire in the metals skips, putting all customers and staff at risk, forcing sites to close and taking firefighters away…

Fly-tipped rubbish bag costs Somerset man £250


Fly-tipping a single black sack of rubbish cost a Somerset man £250 and gave him a criminal record today. Adrian Foster, aged 44, of Eastwick Road, Taunton, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping at Taunton Magistrates Court today (Wednesday 24 July) in a case brought by Sedgemoor District Council. He was fined £120 with £100 costs and…

Taunton Recycling Centre open as usual despite minor fire


A fire on Thursday evening (18 July) in the garden waste composting area next to the recycling site at Priorswood in Taunton was quickly put out by the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. The recycling centre is open today Friday as usual 9am to 6pm. A Somerset Waste Partnership spokesman said: “The swift…