Month: December 2020

Recycling sites remain open under Tier 4 restrictions


31 December 2020 – Somerset Waste Partnership’s 16 Recycling sites remain open on their usual winter timetable despite the Tier 4 restrictions now in place in the county. The only change is that The Reuse Shop at Priorswood in Taunton is closed. Existing site restrictions for the safety of staff and public remain in place:…

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree


30 December, 2020 – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking people to plan ahead and say a green goodbye to their Christmas trees and other festive waste. With twelfth night on the way, residents will be thinking about how to dispose of the real Christmas trees currently brightening up homes across the county. The best…

Make a date with your festive collections


14 December, 2020 – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking residents to make a date with their revised rubbish and recycling collection days over the festive period. Public holidays mean collections always change over Christmas and New Year. And, with the festive period usually meaning more waste to recycle and dispose of, it is important…

(S)crunch time for wrapping paper


12 Dec, 2020 – Somerset’s festive gift-givers are being asked to pick their wrapping paper wisely and help soothe an annual recycling headache. Wrapping of all kinds adds lots to the post-Christmas loads collected by Somerset Waste Partnership after Christmas, whether it is in recycling boxes or in rubbish bins. Only PAPER wrapping paper can…

Recycle More bags hundreds of extra tonnes


2 December, 2020 Magnificent Mendip residents recycled a staggering 300 extra tonnes of waste in the first five weeks of Recycle More, Somerset Waste Partnership revealed today (2 December). The impressive effort includes a 23% increase in plastic – 41 extra tonnes, or more than 900 cubic metres, roughly the same size as eight double…