Month: October 2020

All materials taken at 16 recycle sites; full safety measures


All materials are being taken at Somerset’s 16 recycle sites, which are operating with full safety measures. Materials taken include all those with charges (tyres, gas bottles, soil and hardcore, vehicle parts), and those requiring advance online payment (asbestos, plasterboard). All sites are open on their usual hours. Visitors must take responsibility to keep themselves…

Recycling “avalanche” on Recycle More Monday


26 October, 2020 – Recycle More has had a flying start in Mendip with an “avalanche” of extra recycling on day one. Staff have been impressed with the public’s response to the new Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) service, reporting a big surge, particularly in plastics, in the first round of collections. Exact weights are not available…

Mendip poised to Recycle More


20 October, 2020 – More than 1,600 extra recycling containers were requested in Mendip last week as the district gears up for the launch of Recycle More on Monday. And with such high demand for green boxes, black boxes and food waste bins, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging people to make use of the…

Stay safe and waste less on Bonfire Night


Simple steps can ensure Somerset families have a safe and low-waste bonfire night. As always, it is essential that everyone heeds advice from the fire service and other experts. A key tip is to have buckets of water ready to drench embers and soak used or part-spent fireworks so that none can cause a potentially fatal fire if…

Mendip upgrade makes Recycle More possible


16 October, 2020 – An upgraded depot that will help transform recycling in Somerset was formally opened this week. New baling machines, more storage space and expanded collection bays are all part of the £3m expansion and improvement of Somerset Waste Partnership’s Evercreech depot in Mendip. The investment will allow it to cater for the…

Stop Halloween becoming a frightening waste of resources


11 October 2020 – From costumes to the classic pumpkin, there are easy Halloween ways to reduce waste, reuse resources and recycle well. Instead of shop-bought wear-once plastic disguises, have family fun making fearful costumes from old sheets, charity shop bargains, cardboard creations, or swapped garb. And dodge shop-bought e-numbers and sugar for homemade treats….

Recycle More – it’s in the bag


7 October – (MENDIP ONLY) Bright Blue Bags will soon appear on Mendip doorsteps as Recycle More comes closer. The eye-catching new recycling containers are a pivotal part of the expanded service being introduced to all of Mendip (only) by Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) at the end of October. They will hold some of the…

Recycle More guide is on its way


30 September 2020 – Vital information about Recycle More will be landing on Mendip doormats from next week. The striking orange and blue leaflets contain key details about collection days and how to recycle once Somerset Waste Partnership’s new service arrives at the end of October. Recycle More will see more recycling collected from the kerbside…