Author: Nick Cater

Service update: Monday 14 June


Monday 14 June – Somerset is still having some delays to waste collections despite extra effort by many crews today and over the weekend. Crews worked throughout Saturday in considerable heat, picking up almost all the outstanding collections, leaving a few to be completed today and Tuesday in Taunton and parts of the south and…

Service update: Saturday 12 June


Saturday 12 June – A special effort today Saturday by crews across Somerset has seen significant progress in reducing the number of delayed collections following recent service disruptions. Twin operations saw return collections today for the recycling usually taken on Tuesdays from Sedgemoor, while other crews collected garden waste today that had been missed recently…

Service update: Friday 11 June


Friday 11 June – Crews have continued their progress in restoring collections following recent service disruptions but there have been some delayed pick-ups today. We have no reports of delayed collections from Mendip, but crews will be returning tomorrow for garden waste from a number of South Somerset villages, and recycling from some homes in…

Service update: Thursday 10 June


Thursday 10 June – Crews have stepped up their efforts to restore collections following recent service disruptions but there may still be a small number of delayed collections today. We have no reports of delayed collections from Mendip, Somerset West and Taunton, or South Somerset. In Sedgemoor, the truck collecting rubbish from Polden Hills villages…

Service update: Wednesday 9 June


Wednesday 9 June – crews have been working hard to catch up following recent service disruptions but there will be a small number of missed collections from today. They include rubbish in Watchet, and recycling in South Horrington and Wookey. These will be returned for tomorrow: If your collection has been missed and you are…

Keep Me! Key Recycle More leaflet landing soon


Tuesday 1 June 2021 – Vital information about Recycle More will be landing on doormats across South Somerset very soon. And Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging residents hold on to their leaflet which contains key details about collection days and what to do once the expanded recycling service arrives at the end of June….

Spring bank holiday: all change for pick-ups, no change for sites


All collections in the week of the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 31 May are one day later but recycle sites continue as usual, Somerset Waste Partnership has said. With no Bank Holiday Monday collections, the week’s changes, from Monday’s pick-ups on Tuesday through to Friday’s on Saturday 5 June, affect all kerbside services. Recycle…

Garden waste: renew now, deadline is approaching!


Wednesday 28 April – Somerset’s garden waste customers have just a few more days to renew their subscriptions. With no grace periods or amnesties, they have until Friday 7 May to sign-up again and guarantee uninterrupted collections. Subscriptions can be renewed through the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) website or any district council website. Online payments…

All change for Early May Bank Holiday


Monday 26 April 2021 – All collections in the week of the Early May Bank Holiday on Monday 3 May will be one day later. With no collections on Bank Holiday Monday, the week’s day changes, from Monday’s pick-ups on Tuesday through to Friday’s taking place on Saturday 8 May, will affect recycling, rubbish, garden…

Recycle More heads South for summer


Tuesday 20 April 2021 – South Somerset sees a new era in recycling this summer with the arrival of Recycle More. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is introducing the expanded recycling collections across the district at the end of June following a successful launch in Mendip. Most people in Somerset are recycling and Recycle More makes…