Year: 2020

Recycle More up and running – only in Mendip


2 November 2020 – A new era in recycling is underway in Mendip, blazing a trail for other parts of Somerset next year. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is thanking residents across Mendip for getting Recycle More off to a flying start last week. Around 53,000 homes have had their first expanded collections. It is too…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Advice and service updates


2 November, 2020 – As yet, there are no changes to collections or recycling sites due to the lockdown, although the Reuse Shop at Taunton Recycling Centre will be closed until further notice. All recycling sites are taking all materials.  NOTE: If any kerbside collection is missed, report this via your My Waste Services here. Recycling…

All 16 recycle sites: usual schedules; usual materials


  Christmas 2021: One-off additional days open at two recycle sites; Dulverton Recycling Centre open 9am-5pm on Monday 27 December, and Crewkerne Recycling Centre will be open 9am-5pm Tuesday 28 December. All 16 Somerset recycle sites are open on their usual hours and days. All usual materials are being taken, including garden waste at all…

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…