All materials taken at 16 recycling sites

All materials taken at 16 recycling sites

All materials are being taken at Somerset’s 16 recycling sites, although “shop-style” safety restrictions remain.

Materials taken include all those with charges (tyres, gas bottles, soil and hardcore, vehicle parts), and those requiring advance online payment (asbestos, plasterboard).

All sites are open on their usual hours. The Reuse Shop at Taunton Recycling Centre will be closed until further notice

Visitors must take responsibility to keep themselves and others safe. No odd-even number plate days, or vehicle timing rules but safety restrictions remain, including:
* Floor markings and other signs to help maintain social distancing
* Site staff cannot offer manual assistance with heavy items
* Maximum two people per household; wear gloves outside vehicles
* No people with COVID-19 symptoms, or those asked to shield
* Permits continue – https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/apply-for-a-permit/ – no twin-axle trailers, no vans or pick-ups etc over 3.5 tonnes, at any time

Where’s open when:
All sites open Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm; weekday hours all sites 9am-5pm winter October-March, 9am-6pm summer April-September.
* Mondays Bridgwater, Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Frome, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wells, Williton, Yeovil.
* Tuesdays Bridgwater, Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar, Frome, Street, Taunton, Williton, Yeovil.
* Wednesdays Cheddar, Highbridge, Frome, Minehead, Somerton, Street, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Yeovil.
* Thursdays Bridgwater, Chard, Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Somerton, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Yeovil.
* Fridays Bridgwater, Chard, Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Somerton, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Yeovil.
* Saturdays and Sundays all sites open.

Sites’ opening days
All sites open Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm; weekday hours all sites 9am-6pm summer April-September, 9am-5pm winter October-March.
* Bridgwater – Daily except Wed
* Castle Cary – Daily except Wed-Thu-Fri
* Chard – Daily except Wed
* Cheddar – Daily except Thu-Fri
* Crewkerne – Open Sat-Sun-Mon
* Dulverton – Open Sat-Sun
* Frome – Seven days
* Highbridge – Daily except Mon-Tue
* Minehead – Daily except Tue
* Somerton – Daily except Mon-Tue
* Street – Daily except Thu-Fri
* Taunton – Seven days
* Wellington – Daily except Mon-Tue
* Wells – Daily except Tue
* Williton – Daily except Wed-Thu-Fri
* Yeovil – Seven days

If queuing, stop engine, keep social distance, and unload on site swiftly. Check ahead with queue cams at Bridgwater, Chard, Highbridge, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wells and Yeovil: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling-centre-queue-cams/

For details of site charges: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/on-site-charges/

To dispose of asbestos: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/asbestos-disposal-at-recycling-centres/

To dispose of plasterboard: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/plasterboard-disposal-at-recycling-sites/

For now, please store, sell or give away items intended for reuse as these cannot be taken until they can be handled safely, and they will go for recycling or to landfill.

All kerbside collections – recycling, rubbish, garden waste, clinical and assisted – are underway as usual, with these items taken for recycling:

* Black box: aerosols, cans, foil, plastic bottles, torn/flattened card
* Green box: paper, glass bottles and jars
* Food waste bin: all food, paper kitchen towel
NB: textiles, clothes, shoes not taken until further notice

Collections and missed collections
Join thousands of your neighbours who already report missed collections after 6pm on the due day via your My Account at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk  With My Account you can also check collection dates, order recycling containers, buy garden waste sacks, get a paid-for bulky waste collection and more. Sign up now!

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