Important: Recycling sites network open on winter hours

Author: Mark Ford

Recycling sites remain open under Tier 4 restrictions


31 December 2020 – Somerset Waste Partnership’s 16 Recycling sites remain open on their usual winter timetable despite the Tier 4 restrictions now in place in the county. The only change is that The Reuse Shop at Priorswood in Taunton is closed. Existing site restrictions for the safety of staff and public remain in place:…

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree


30 December, 2020 – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking people to plan ahead and say a green goodbye to their Christmas trees and other festive waste. With twelfth night on the way, residents will be thinking about how to dispose of the real Christmas trees currently brightening up homes across the county. The best…

Make a date with your festive collections


14 December, 2020 – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking residents to make a date with their revised rubbish and recycling collection days over the festive period. Public holidays mean collections always change over Christmas and New Year. And, with the festive period usually meaning more waste to recycle and dispose of, it is important…

(S)crunch time for wrapping paper


12 Dec, 2020 – Somerset’s festive gift-givers are being asked to pick their wrapping paper wisely and help soothe an annual recycling headache. Wrapping of all kinds adds lots to the post-Christmas loads collected by Somerset Waste Partnership after Christmas, whether it is in recycling boxes or in rubbish bins. Only PAPER wrapping paper can…

Recycle More bags hundreds of extra tonnes


2 December, 2020 Magnificent Mendip residents recycled a staggering 300 extra tonnes of waste in the first five weeks of Recycle More, Somerset Waste Partnership revealed today (2 December). The impressive effort includes a 23% increase in plastic – 41 extra tonnes, or more than 900 cubic metres, roughly the same size as eight double…

Recycle More in Mendip – know your new days


4 November, 2020 – With Recycle More well underway, Mendip is being reminded to make sure it knows its new collection days and dates. The new Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) service is collecting tonnes of extra recycling from the kerbside, with the help of Bright Blue Bags that can be seen across the district. All…

Recycling “avalanche” on Recycle More Monday


26 October, 2020 – Recycle More has had a flying start in Mendip with an “avalanche” of extra recycling on day one. Staff have been impressed with the public’s response to the new Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) service, reporting a big surge, particularly in plastics, in the first round of collections. Exact weights are not available…

Mendip poised to Recycle More


20 October, 2020 – More than 1,600 extra recycling containers were requested in Mendip last week as the district gears up for the launch of Recycle More on Monday. And with such high demand for green boxes, black boxes and food waste bins, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging people to make use of the…

Mendip upgrade makes Recycle More possible


16 October, 2020 – An upgraded depot that will help transform recycling in Somerset was formally opened this week. New baling machines, more storage space and expanded collection bays are all part of the £3m expansion and improvement of Somerset Waste Partnership’s Evercreech depot in Mendip. The investment will allow it to cater for the…

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…