Month: November 2021

Think outside the box and cut the card this Christmas


Monday 29 November – Festive shoppers are asked to think outside the box this year as figures reveal the scale of Somerset’s the cardboard culture.   The cardboard collected from the average Somerset home has increased by more than a third compared with pre-Covid levels, as more people than ever shopping online. Nearly 16,800 tonnes were…

Hands up for green school grants


Monday 22 November – Schools across Somerset are urged to put their hands up for the first ever Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) eco-school grants. As part of its commitment to encouraging waste reduction, reuse and recycling, SWP is offering grants of £500 to up to 50 schools to help them participate in the Eco Schools…

Week one success for Recycle More


Friday 5 November – Recycle More has successfully completed its first week in Taunton Deane with tonnes more recycling collected from the area’s kerbsides. Around 55,000 households have had inaugural expanded collection and around 17,000 the first of their new three-weekly rubbish collections. It has been a heavy week for collections with some residents stock-piling…

Bags more recycling as new service launches


Monday 1 November – Bags more recycling has been collected across Taunton Deane today with the launch of Somerset Waste Partnership’s new Recycle More service. Around 11,000 homes had their first expanded weekly recycling collection today and staff are reporting an impressive increase in materials, especially plastics. By the end of the week should also…