Month: June 2020

All materials taken at 16 recycling sites


All materials are now being taken at Somerset’s 16 recycling sites, although “shop-style” safety restrictions remain. Expect long delays; only visit if really necessary. Materials taken include those with charges (tyres, gas bottles, soil and hardcore, vehicle parts), and those requiring advance online payment (asbestos, plasterboard). For now, please store, sell or give away items…

More items accepted at recycling sites


All “business as usual” items are now being accepted across Somerset Waste Partnership’s recycling centres. All 16 sites can now take cardboard, as well as commercial waste and other waste you pay to dispose of – including tyres, gas bottles, soil and hardcore, vehicle parts, plasterboard and asbestos (card payment only). “Shop-style” social distancing is…

Recycling sites: ‘shop-style’ social distancing on its way


Visitors to Somerset Waste Partnership’s recycling sites will find ‘shop-style’ social distancing arrangements in place over the next week. Floor markings and other extra signs are being introduced to all 16 sites in the coming days. The set-up will be similar to that seen in supermarkets and other shops, with visitors expected to take responsibility…

Dealing with ongoing collection issues


18 June, 2020 We are aware of some ongoing issues with collections, especially with garden waste services. Although affecting a relatively small number of people, we understand how frustrating these issues are and apologise for the inconvenience. We are been working hard to get performance back to where it should be and things are improving….

Recycling sites take plastics and wood from Monday 8 June


From Monday 8 June, all Somerset recycling sites are taking yet more materials, including wood, paint, small electricals, and plastic pots, tubs and trays. All sites are now on their usual summer schedule but with a range of restrictions to ensure social distancing for the safety of customers and staff, including reduced loading bays that…