Month: August 2021

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…

£1,000 sign-on bonus for waste drivers


10 August 2021 – Somerset’s waste collection contractor, SUEZ, is offering a £1,000 welcome bonus for professional LGV drivers joining its workforce as full-time permanent staff. The new incentive reflects tough competition in Somerset, where the national Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) driver shortage is more acute due to many distribution hubs in and near the…