Author: Mark Ford

Bide your time for Bright Blue Bags


Monday 18 October – The first of 55,000 Bright Blue Bags have been arriving in Taunton Deane this week as the area prepares for the Recycle More revolution. Please be patient if yours has not arrived yet. The deliveries will continue across the area – including Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe – right up until Friday…

Keep Me! Key Recycle More leaflet coming soon


Wednesday 5 October – Vital information about Recycle More will hit doormats across Taunton Deane next week. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging residents hold on to their “Coming soon” leaflet which contains must-know information about the expanded recycling service being introduced at the start of November. The striking orange and blue leaflets should be…

Taunton Deane: Recycle More info and events on the way


Friday 17 September – An introduction to a new era in recycling will soon be landing on doormats across Taunton Deane. ‘Get ready for Recycle More’ leaflets will be delivered from the start of next week (20 Sept). It outlines the expanded Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) recycling service which launches at the start of November….

Taunton Deane: Get ready to Recycle More


Wednesday 8 September, 2021 – Recycling is set to soar in Taunton Deane this November with the arrival of Recycle More. The expanded weekly recycling collections from Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) will be launched to the area’s 56,000 households at the beginning of November. Most people in Somerset are recycling and Recycle More is making…

Garden waste collections to restart


Monday 6 September – Garden waste collections resume later this month, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) confirmed today. They restart from Monday 13 September – that does not mean every subscriber will have a collection on that date. Subscribers should ensure their garden waste bins are ready on their first scheduled collection day in the fortnight…

Garden waste collections suspended for six weeks


Thursday 29 July – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is suspending garden waste collections for six weeks from Monday 2 August, it has announced today (Thursday 29 July). SWP has reluctantly made the decision so staff can be redeployed to support rubbish and recycling collections. Waste authorities in many parts of the country have taken similar…

Missed recycling? We’ll be back next collection day


Sunday 25 July – The national driver shortage and rising Covid self-isolation is further delaying recycling collections, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has warned. Crews have been trying to return within the usual two working days for missed weekly recycling collections. But staffing pressures heightened by the ‘Pingdemic’ mean that is not possible, unless the collection…

What to do with recycling if your collection is delayed


Monday 19 July – If your weekly collection is missed and delayed, you will need to store more recycling and have it for longer. Here are some ideas (not instructions or advice) for how to manage this extra waste – making more space, storing materials or dealing with stuff that has got to go. All the…

Missed collections: report online and please bear with us


12 July – Residents are urged to report missed collections online as disruption continues for Somerset’s waste services. The nationwide driver shortage and local pressures have seen delays to Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) waste collections in recent weeks. There have been improvements but still too many collections are being missed and crews cannot always return…

Recycle More up and running in South Somerset


Monday 5 July – South Somerset’s new recycling regime is up and running, with Recycle More collecting tonnes more recycling in its first week. Although very early days, last week’s initial collections suggest most people in the district are putting out the new materials in the right container and on the right day. Unfortunately, the…