Year: 2021

Bide your time for Bright Blue Bags


Monday 18 October – The first of 55,000 Bright Blue Bags have been arriving in Taunton Deane this week as the area prepares for the Recycle More revolution. Please be patient if yours has not arrived yet. The deliveries will continue across the area – including Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe – right up until Friday…

Bright Blue Bags on their way – leaflets coming, too


Sunday 17 October – Delivery of new recycling containers started in Taunton Deane from Monday 18 October ahead of the launch of Recycle More at the beginning of November. The Bright Blue Bags are being delivered over the next two weeks – 18-31 October – by teams following the Somerset Waste Partnership recycling collection crews….

Keep Me! Key Recycle More leaflet coming soon


Wednesday 5 October – Vital information about Recycle More will hit doormats across Taunton Deane next week. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging residents hold on to their “Coming soon” leaflet which contains must-know information about the expanded recycling service being introduced at the start of November. The striking orange and blue leaflets should be…

Popular Recycle More is recycling (a lot) more …


Friday 24 September 2021 – Somerset’s new Recycle More service has already delivered thousands of extra tonnes of recycling and proved extremely popular among residents using it, councillors heard today.  Launched in Mendip in October last year and South Somerset at the end of June, it is estimated that the expanded weekly collections have produced…

Somerset call to Step It Up against climate change


Friday 17 September 2021 – Families in Somerset are being urged to “Step It Up” against climate change next week. The call for residents to build on their growing recycling success is part of the 18th national annual Recycle Week from Monday 20 September to Sunday 26 September. Recycle Week will celebrate the county’s recycling…

Taunton Deane: Recycle More info and events on the way


Friday 17 September – An introduction to a new era in recycling will soon be landing on doormats across Taunton Deane. ‘Get ready for Recycle More’ leaflets will be delivered from the start of next week (20 Sept). It outlines the expanded Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) recycling service which launches at the start of November….

Taunton Deane: Get ready to Recycle More


Wednesday 8 September, 2021 – Recycling is set to soar in Taunton Deane this November with the arrival of Recycle More. The expanded weekly recycling collections from Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) will be launched to the area’s 56,000 households at the beginning of November. Most people in Somerset are recycling and Recycle More is making…

Garden waste collections to restart


Monday 6 September – Garden waste collections resume later this month, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) confirmed today. They restart from Monday 13 September – that does not mean every subscriber will have a collection on that date. Subscribers should ensure their garden waste bins are ready on their first scheduled collection day in the fortnight…

Summer Bank Holiday collections one day later


Thursday 26 August 2021 – No collections on the Summer Bank Holiday Monday 30 August mean recycling and rubbish services are one day later all week, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 4 September. The changes affect collections of recycling and refuse, as well as assisted collections. Residents should sort and segregate materials, ensure no recycling…

‘No change’ as Biffa takes over Viridor-run recycle sites


Wednesday 25 August 2021 – Waste firm Biffa is taking over Somerset’s 16 recycle sites from Viridor, which has managed them for Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) for many years. Customers will see little or no change except for site signage, said SWP Managing Director Mickey Green. Biffa is also acquiring Viridor’s anaerobic digestion plant near…