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Month: April 2020

Hold on to your clothes, or lose them to landfill


Somerset is being asked to hold on to its unwanted clothes and textiles to make sure they don’t end up in landfill. Somerset Waste Partnership is committed to making sure everything it collects that can be recycled, is recycled and recycled close to home. Last year more than 92% of Somerset’s recycling stayed in the…

SWP crews help fire service tackle problem parking


Waste collection crews in Somerset are poised to distribute ‘please park carefully’ notes in solidarity with fire service colleagues this week. Staff working for Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contractor Suez will be putting the polite notices from the fire service on to the windscreens of the rising number of problem parkers. With the Coronavirus lockdown…

Hold fire on bonfires, say SWP and fire chiefs


Somerset Waste Partnership and fire services are teaming up to ask people to pour cold water on plans for back garden bonfires. Recent weeks have seen a rise in calls to the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to attend potentially dangerous back garden bonfires. And district councils are also seeing a growing number…

A dozen ways to help your crew help you get rid of waste


As we all stay home and create hundreds of tonnes of extra recycling each week, we can help hard-pressed collection crews cope, despite many of their colleagues self-isolating and so unable to work. In no particular order… Reduce waste where you can. To cut food waste, lots of tips here: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/tackling-food-waste/ Tell internet retailers to cut back…

Put Easter habits on hold says SWP


People are being asked to consider putting Easter home improvements on hold to help the county cope with a recycling and waste “perfect storm”. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is warning that the usual Easter activities of spring cleaning, DIY and extra gardening could put unbearable strain on collections which are struggling to deal with the…

All change for Easter collection days


Easter will bring waste day changes for every household in Somerset. Pick-ups of recycling, rubbish and clinical waste due on Good Friday 10 April will take place on Saturday 11 April. No collections on Easter Monday 13 April mean all the week’s kerbside services are one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 18 April….