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Collections update


UPDATE Friday 25 November 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 25 Nov) in parts of Taunton and Bridgwater. We apologise for the disruption and appreciate your patience. We are working hard to get things back on…

Fixy donations go full circle


Thursday 17 November – Ukrainian refugees and other good causes are already benefiting from tech donated through the Fixy initiative. As well as supporting Somerset’s network of repair groups, Fixy has been collecting unwanted tech items at events and from businesses across the county. Thanks to project partner DonateIT, donated items are data wiped, refurbished…

Glastonbury Abbey joins the Fixy fan club


Thursday 3 November – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging businesses across the county to fix a date with the Fixy repair and reuse initiative. Glastonbury Abbey has become the latest organisation to let the project breathe new life into its unwanted tech. Fixy is a joint initiative helping bring the repair and reuse of…

Be a flesh eater this Halloween


Friday 28 October – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging residents to make a meal of their creepy decorations this Halloween to help slash waste and cut cost. Reducing food waste is one of the best ways you can help the environment. It also saves money and the traditional Halloween pumpkin bonanza is a perfect…

Recycle More making a massive impact


Friday 30 September – Two years after its launch, the staggering impact of Recycle More is becoming clear. The roll-out of expanded Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) kerbside collections began in Mendip in October 2020, adding plastic pots, tubs and trays and other new items. Figures show that with Recycle More the weight of waste in…

Tracker stats kick-off Recycling Week


Monday 26 September – Somerset recyclers saved more than 130,000 tonnes of carbon last year, the latest Somerset Recycling Tracker shows. The release of the 2021-22 tracker marks the start of the first Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) Somerset Recycling Week. The tracker, pioneered by SWP in 2008, shows what happens to every tonne of household…

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…

Touching tale of Fixy in action


Monday 30 August – A cherished Roberts radio is playing again thanks to the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) Fixy project. Emma, from Taunton, is one of SWP’s prize draw winners, picking up a refurbished laptop after sharing her touching tale of repair and reuse in action. Having seen one of our Fixy posts on Facebook,…

Rescued bookcase wins Reuse Week honours


Tuesday 26 July – A rescued bookcase upcycled into a plant stand is the winner of the first Somerset Reuse Week competition. Last week’s awareness event was run by Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), aiming to raise awareness of reuse as an alternative to buying new, recycling or throwing away. It saw nearly 200 people get…