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Month: March 2020

New fleet signals bright future for Somerset recycling


A fleet of multicoloured trucks will take to Somerset’s streets from Monday, paving the way for a new era of recycling in the county. Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contract for recycling and rubbish collection is bringing the latest industry equipment and technology to the county. The fleet of 140 vehicles are around 30% more efficient…

Recycling centres closed and bulky collections suspended


All of Somerset’s Recycling Centres have been closed until further notice as a result of the Coronavirus. This follows the latest Government advice on avoiding non-essential contact and travel, and the challenges of ensuring public and staff safety at the busy sites where physical distancing is difficult. The closure applies to all 16 Recycling Centres…

Help and patience called for as garden waste collections suspended


Somerset Waste Partnership is calling on the public’s help and patience as it announces that all Garden Waste collections will be suspended from Monday. Reduced staffing due to Coronavirus has led to collections being dropped in several areas this week. With pressures highly likely to increase, the Partnership is suspending garden waste collections until further…

Disruption of Garden Waste collections in South Somerset, Sedgemoor & Mendip


Garden Waste collections in South Somerset, Sedgemoor and Mendip have been suspended today (20.3.20) because of staffing issues linked to Coronavirus. That means no collections in the following areas. Sorry for the inconvenience and are working hard with our contractors to keep it to a minimum. Sedgemoor: Newtown Est, NDR, Chilton, Bridgwater Town Centre, Wembon…

Disposing of contaminated Coronavirus waste and SWP service disruption


Somerset Waste Partnership is urging anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus to follow Government advice when disposing of personal waste. The partnership is also asking for the public’s patience and help ahead of likely service disruption as the infection reduces staffing. It has already made decisions to stop some work – including the delivery of replacement…

Disruption to Sedgemoor’s garden waste collections


Somerset Waste Partnership has suspended today’s (18.3.20) Garden Waste collections in Sedgemoor due to staff absences linked to Coronavirus. The following areas are affected: Brent Knoll, East Brent, Brean, Lympsham, Rooksbridge, Weare, Sydenham, Wedmore, Blackford and Panborough. The earliest these collections will be made is the next scheduled collection in two weeks, however, further disruption…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Disposing of waste


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Disposing of waste – Official advice Public Health England has advice for anyone with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of infection, who must remain at home until they are well. Personal waste (e.g. used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These…

Co-op boosts Slim My Waste, Feed My Face drive


Co-op stores are throwing their high street weight behind the new Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) food recycling initiative Slim My Waste, Feed My Face. A dozen Co-op stores in Somerset have come on board with the successful Slim My Waste, Feed My Face campaign to help families to recycle more food waste by giving out…

Serious success for fun food waste recycling drive


Somerset’s fun new food waste recycling campaign is already driving up recycling rates and prompting a jump in demand for food waste bins. Although Slim My Waste, Feed My Face has only reached half the county, food waste recycling in campaign areas has soared by around 30%. And families have demanded 8,500 free new food…

Fun food waste campaign to increase recycling


It’s fun, it’s exciting – and “Slim My Waste, Feed My Face” is Somerset’s biggest-ever food recycling campaign, with a very serious aim. Rolling out in coming weeks, Slim My Waste, Feed My Face will see thousands of rubbish and food bins transformed into colourful eye-catching reminders to recycle every scrap of food waste. Starting…