Author: Nick Cater

Collections update – waste delays


UPDATE Friday 25 October Staff sickness and shortages of agency cover have unfortunately affected collections today. Crews will return tomorrow (Sat 26 Nov) for recycling collections missed today (Fri 21 Oct) in parts of Taunton and Bridgwater. We apologise for the disruption and appreciate your patience. We are working hard to get things back on…

Somerset Recycle Week is up and running!


Welcome to Somerset Recycle Week Monday 26 September – Sunday 2 October 2022 At more than 56%, Somerset’s recycling rate is higher than it has ever been, with improvements across the board in both the growing amounts residents recycle and the reduction in rubbish tonnages with the new and expanded Recycle More kerbside collections now…

Queen Elizabeth II. Changes to Bank Holiday services


Tuesday 13 September – Waste collections and recycling site opening will be suspended on Monday 19 September, the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral. All collections – of recycling, rubbish or garden waste – will take place a day later than scheduled for the rest of the week, as is usual practice for a…

Summer Bank Holiday collections all one day later


Monday 22 August – No collections on the Summer Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August, mean recycle and rubbish services are one day later all week, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 3 September. The changes affect recycling, refuse and garden waste collections, as well as assisted collections. Residents should sort and segregate materials, ensure nothing that…

Somerset’s first Reuse Week is up and running!


Welcome to Somerset Reuse Week 16-23 July 2022 [NB: information now out of date, free prize draw ended. For more on reuse and repair, and the new Fixy reuse van, see: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/share-and-repair/] Check out all this below: ■ What’s on this week – from Fixy reuse van to repair cafes ■ Win a great prize…

Eat that Easter egg and recycle the packaging


Be  a good egg: most Easter egg packaging can be recycled kerbside or at recycle sites. Card box – yes (flatten, black box); aluminium foil – yes (scrunch, Bright Blue Bag); plastic mould – yes (Bright Blue Bag); and even – gosh – any uneaten chocolate (food waste bin). Not yet possible to recycle kerbside…

Storm Eunice: your next recycle, clinical, garden collections


  All waste collections were suspended and recycle sites closed by Somerset Waste Partnership on Friday 18 February for the safety of the public and staff following the Met Office orange and red wind warnings for Storm Eunice. Subject to the weather, all 16 recycling sites are back on their usual schedules. Full details of…

Get ahead of the carve this Halloween


Tuesday 26 October 2021 – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging residents to get ahead of the carve and help reduce scary amounts of waste this Halloween season. There are a whole host of ways to join in with Halloween fun without contributing to the horrific levels of waste. And cutting the waste often means…

Check your dates! Taunton Deane ready to Recycle More


Monday 25 October – “Consult your calendar” is the message from Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) as Taunton Deane gears up for the launch of Recycle More next week. The new service starts across the area – including Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe – from Monday (1 November) adding extra materials to weekly collections. With more being…