Year: 2019

‘Give it away’ holiday food waste warning


Heading off on holiday but still got a fridge full of food? Give it away or sort out good storage is the advice from Somerset Waste Partnership. Many foods can be frozen until you get back with a tan, while neighbours and friends will welcome an edible gift before you go. And a smart tip…

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…

Somerset selects SUEZ as new waste collections contractor


Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has selected SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ) as its preferred bidder to help deliver a comprehensive new recycling service across Somerset from 2020.  Once finalised, the new contract will see SUEZ deliver the partnership’s new Recycle More service, operating new vehicles from refurbished depots, and collecting a much wider range…

Bag a great bin deal to help your garden grow


In International Compost Awareness Week, 5 – 11 May, SWP is reminding gardeners, both experienced and novice, that they can purchase competitively priced compost bins, food digesters, composting equipment and water butts through our partnership with getcomposting.com. Somerset residents can purchase discounted compost converter bins from as little as £18.50 and with the fantastic “buy…

Three collection staff injured in accident


A statement from Somerset Waste Partnership We were shocked and saddened to learn of a serious accident involving a recycling truck and another vehicle yesterday on the A361 near Nunney. Three crew members were injured and taken to hospital. The driver of the other vehicle was also injured. Our sympathy and best wishes for a…

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