Month: June 2021

South Somerset: Ready to Recycle More


Wednesday 23 June – A new era of recycling starts in South Somerset next week with the first Recycle More collections on Monday (28 June). Recent issues with some collections have not delayed the arrival of Somerset Waste Partnership’s (SWP) new service which adds new materials to weekly kerbside recycling. More recycling means less rubbish,…

No quick fix for waste collection problems


Monday 21 June – Delays and disruption to waste collections are likely continue for some time, Somerset Waste Partnership said today (21 June). SWP and its collections contractor SUEZ apologise and are asking for the public to be patient, warning that there is “no quick fix” in the face of an escalating nationwide shortage of…

Ongoing disruption to recycling collections


Thursday 17 June – Any recycling collections that are missed tomorrow will be rescheduled for next Friday, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced. If your recycling is missed tomorrow (Friday 18 June), please put it out again on Friday 25 June. Sort extra materials into containers with your boxes and food bin. Crews are working…

Service update


Our waste collections have been disrupted in recent days and we are sorry for the inconvenience. The issues are largely down to a national shortage of LGV drivers and we are working hard with our collections contractor to get services back on track. Unfortunately, further delayed collections are likely in the coming days. Please bear…

Service update: Monday 14 June


Monday 14 June – Somerset is still having some delays to waste collections despite extra effort by many crews today and over the weekend. Crews worked throughout Saturday in considerable heat, picking up almost all the outstanding collections, leaving a few to be completed today and Tuesday in Taunton and parts of the south and…

Service update: Saturday 12 June


Saturday 12 June – A special effort today Saturday by crews across Somerset has seen significant progress in reducing the number of delayed collections following recent service disruptions. Twin operations saw return collections today for the recycling usually taken on Tuesdays from Sedgemoor, while other crews collected garden waste today that had been missed recently…

Service update: Friday 11 June


Friday 11 June – Crews have continued their progress in restoring collections following recent service disruptions but there have been some delayed pick-ups today. We have no reports of delayed collections from Mendip, but crews will be returning tomorrow for garden waste from a number of South Somerset villages, and recycling from some homes in…

South Somerset’s got a brand new bag


Friday 11 June 2021 – Bright Blue Bags will be appearing on South Somerset doorsteps from Monday (14 June) with just two weeks to go until the launch of Recycle More. The eye-catching new recycling containers are a pivotal part of the expanded service being introduced by Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) at the end of…

Service update: Thursday 10 June


Thursday 10 June – Crews have stepped up their efforts to restore collections following recent service disruptions but there may still be a small number of delayed collections today. We have no reports of delayed collections from Mendip, Somerset West and Taunton, or South Somerset. In Sedgemoor, the truck collecting rubbish from Polden Hills villages…

Service update: Wednesday 9 June


Wednesday 9 June – crews have been working hard to catch up following recent service disruptions but there will be a small number of missed collections from today. They include rubbish in Watchet, and recycling in South Horrington and Wookey. These will be returned for tomorrow: If your collection has been missed and you are…