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Revised collection days for August bank holiday


The August Bank Holiday means changes to collections for every home in Somerset. The Bank Holiday on Monday 27 August sees one-day-later pick-ups during that week, including collections for Friday 31 August taking place on Saturday 1 September. For collection day look-up click here. Check what you can recycle here. Recycling sites remain on their…

Your hot weather waste collections start at 6am


Recycling and rubbish collections will start daily at 6am from now on due to the high temperatures. Please ensure your bins and boxes are all out in time for the early start (and no earlier than the night before), and note that some collections times may change. The new start time will continue until cooler…

If your collection has been missed …


First, our apologies that a range of factors, from an ageing truck fleet to a driver shortage, means some homes have not had a waste collection. Second, if your street has been missed, we know about it and will do our best to get back to you ASAP – please make sure your containers are out by…

Plastics pledge marks World Environment Day


A Somerset “Pledge Against Preventable Plastics” has been launched to identify some of the simple practical steps we can all take to cut waste and recycle more. The pledge coincides with the annual World Environment Day, whose theme this year is “Beat Plastic Pollution” with the slogan “If you can’t reuse it, refuse it”. The…

Treat your garden to a compost bin this spring


Budding gardeners and those with a little more experience are reminded that via Somerset Waste Partnership’s arrangement with getcomposting, reduced price composting equipment is available. Setting up a compost bin is a simple way to help you manage your green organic garden wastes at home and is a great example of recycling. Residents can purchase…

All change: more recycling and energy not landfill


Upgrading Somerset’s waste services is moving ahead fast to take even more materials in kerbside recycling and generate electricity from the smaller amounts of rubbish left over. The changes will involve aligning three multi-million pound contracts: for waste collection, rubbish disposal, and a new fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles, all of which currently begin…

Looking for a new job? Full-time work on offer now


Jobs available now HGV Class 2 Recycling Driver/Loaders in Bridgwater, Evercreech, Taunton. £11.28 / hour.  Full-time.  Temp to perm. No overnights.  Overtime after 40hrs @ £16.92ph.  Newly qualified drivers welcome.  Also loaders keen to progress to drivers. Monday to Friday start at 6.15am. Click Smart Solutions Recruitment and search for South West England jobs to find…