Month: January 2021

One day closure for Yeovil and Chard recycling sites


30 January, 2021 – Yeovil and Chard recycling sites are closed for one day today (Saturday 30 Jan) , following a positive COVID test. Staff from both sites are self-isolating and seeking tests. The sites are being deep cleaned. We expect them to reopen tomorrow (Sunday) 9am-4pm, staffed by colleagues from other recycling centres. Throughout…

SWP announces early start for collections


UPDATE 28 February: 6am start extended to 31 March 27 January 2021 – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking householders to put their recycling and rubbish out early for at least the next month. From Monday 1 February, collections will start at 6am rather than 7am to help crews cope with COVID-19 absences and to further…

Recycle More coming to more of Mendip


26 January 2021 – The first two months of Recycle More saw nearly 700 tonnes of extra recycling collected from Mendip’s kerbsides, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) can reveal. The 15% jump in the first eight weeks included 73 tonnes of extra plastic, a 25% increase and the equivalent of more than 14 double-decker buses in…

Recycling sites stay open for essential use


5 January 2021 – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) plans to keep the county’s 16 recycling sites open on standard winter hours for essential use during the latest COVID-19 national lockdown. Government guidance has clarified that people can visit recycling sites as they are an essential service. SWP is asking people to only visit sites if…