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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…

SomerPet Waste Partnership welcomes National Pet Month


1 April 2021 – Whether they are furry, feathered or scaly we are a nation of pet lovers. As well as being great companions, pets can pose a few questions and when it comes to waste and recycling. As we enter National Pet Month (1 April – 3 May) National Pet Month – promoting responsible…

Recycle More in Mendip: tell us what you think


29 March 2021 – Mendip is being asked for its views on Recycle More in an online survey launched today. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) and its contractor SUEZ would like to hear what residents think about the expanded recycling service which has been running since October. Available at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/tellus the survey is for Mendip residents…

Summer hours at recycle sites from 1 April


24 March 2021 – All of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites switch to their summer timetables from Thursday 1 April – but for essential journeys only to start with. When open weekdays, they will continue to start at 9am but close an hour later, at 6pm. Year-round Saturday and Sunday hours remain 9am-4pm at all 16…

All change for Easter waste


22 March 2021 – Every household in Somerset will have Easter waste collection day changes but recycle sites will stay open, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced. With no pick-ups on Good Friday 2 April, these will take place a day later on Saturday 3 April. No collections on Easter Monday 5 April mean that…

Garden waste subscribers – it is time to renew


19 March 2021 – Spring is in the air which means it is time for garden waste subscribers to renew quickly and easily online. Reminder letters and emails are on their way to 50,000 green-fingered subscribers from district councils. But there is no need to wait, you can log-on now and sign-up for the coming…

Mendip keeps on Recycling More


17 March, 2021 – Recycling in Mendip has continued to boom since the launch of Recycle More, new Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) figures show. In its first 15 weeks the expanded service collected nearly 2,000 extra tonnes of recycling from the district’s kerbsides, a jump of more than 20%. This includes a 38% increase in…

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: Wednesday 10 March


Wednesday 10 March 2021 – Sorry, it looks like we will miss some recycling and possibly a small number of garden waste collections today. The disruption is down to Covid-related staffing pressures and heavy loads. We will be back tomorrow so please leave boxes and Bright Blue Bags out. Areas affected include parts of: Wells,…

We’ll be back… missed Garden Waste collections


Tuesday 9 March 2021 – Sorry, it looks like we are going to miss some garden waste collections in a few areas today. We’ll be back for them tomorrow so please leave the green bins out if you are a subscriber. Sorry for the inconvenience. Areas likely to be affected are: Galmington (Taunton) Street West…