Author: Mark Ford

SWP crews help fire service tackle problem parking


Waste collection crews in Somerset are poised to distribute ‘please park carefully’ notes in solidarity with fire service colleagues this week. Staff working for Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contractor Suez will be putting the polite notices from the fire service on to the windscreens of the rising number of problem parkers. With the Coronavirus lockdown…

Hold fire on bonfires, say SWP and fire chiefs


Somerset Waste Partnership and fire services are teaming up to ask people to pour cold water on plans for back garden bonfires. Recent weeks have seen a rise in calls to the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to attend potentially dangerous back garden bonfires. And district councils are also seeing a growing number…

New fleet signals bright future for Somerset recycling


A fleet of multicoloured trucks will take to Somerset’s streets from Monday, paving the way for a new era of recycling in the county. Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contract for recycling and rubbish collection is bringing the latest industry equipment and technology to the county. The fleet of 140 vehicles are around 30% more efficient…

Disposing of contaminated Coronavirus waste and SWP service disruption


Somerset Waste Partnership is urging anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus to follow Government advice when disposing of personal waste. The partnership is also asking for the public’s patience and help ahead of likely service disruption as the infection reduces staffing. It has already made decisions to stop some work – including the delivery of replacement…