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More items accepted at recycling sites


All “business as usual” items are now being accepted across Somerset Waste Partnership’s recycling centres. All 16 sites can now take cardboard, as well as commercial waste and other waste you pay to dispose of – including tyres, gas bottles, soil and hardcore, vehicle parts, plasterboard and asbestos (card payment only). “Shop-style” social distancing is…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Disposing of waste


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Disposing of waste – Official advice Public Health England has advice for anyone with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of infection, who must remain at home until they are well. Personal waste (e.g. used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These…

Serious success for fun food waste recycling drive


Somerset’s fun new food waste recycling campaign is already driving up recycling rates and prompting a jump in demand for food waste bins. Although Slim My Waste, Feed My Face has only reached half the county, food waste recycling in campaign areas has soared by around 30%. And families have demanded 8,500 free new food…