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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…

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…

Covid self-test kits: what to do with the waste


12 March, 2021 – Families getting to grips with Covid self-test kits are being asked to make sure they dispose of them correctly.  Secondary schools across the county and country are providing the home Lateral Flow Testing kits for pupils, though exactly when and how may vary from school to school. And as the kits…

Service update: Thursday 11 March


Thursday 11 March 2021 – crews are working late, but there may be a small number of missed recycling collections in parts of Glastonbury today. A small number of garden waste collections are also at risk in the Nerrols Farm area of Taunton and some surrounding rural spots. We will be back for these tomorrow,…

Thu11Feb – Missed recycling in Mendip, South Somerset, Sedgemoor


Thursday 11 February 2021 – Coronavirus-related staff shortages have led to missed recycling collections today Thursday 11 February in Glastonbury and Street in Mendip, Yeovil and South Somerset, and Sedgemoor villages. List of affected roads below (if missed elsewhere, report as usual after 7pm on due day via My Waste Services at somersetwaste.gov.uk). We regret…

Recycling sites stay open for essential use


5 January 2021 – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) plans to keep the county’s 16 recycling sites open on standard winter hours for essential use during the latest COVID-19 national lockdown. Government guidance has clarified that people can visit recycling sites as they are an essential service. SWP is asking people to only visit sites if…

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…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Advice and service updates


2 November, 2020 – As yet, there are no changes to collections or recycling sites due to the lockdown, although the Reuse Shop at Taunton Recycling Centre will be closed until further notice. All recycling sites are taking all materials.  NOTE: If any kerbside collection is missed, report this via your My Waste Services here. Recycling…