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SWP wishes everyone a happy, waste-free Easter


Every household in Somerset will have Easter waste day changes, with pick-ups due on Good Friday 19 April taking place on Saturday 20 April. No collections on Easter Monday 22 April mean all that week’s kerbside services are one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 27 April. To download our Easter, May and August…

Never miss out on the latest news about your recycling


You could be missing out on important news about recycling collection changes, three-weekly rubbish pick-ups, recycling site upgrades and permits, and the cost of waste in your council tax. But there is an easy, free way to get ahead and keep absolutely up to date with everything about your vital services: sign up for our…

Essential advice about your waste in bad weather


Please check our essential advice on weather and waste, below. In severe weather, updates are posted on SWP’s website here, and on the SomersetWaste Facebook page and Twitter feed. Click here to check MetOffice South West weather warnings; click here for Environment Agency flood information; click here for flood alert map; check here for travel disruption and road works…

Recycling sites upgrade: full Sundays, later hours


All recycling sites are to open until 4pm on both Saturdays and Sundays, and will stay open later on weekdays – to 6pm in summer, 5pm in winter – from 1 April. To see the hours in full or download site-by-site or district-by-district timetables, click here. The sites upgrade is part of Somerset waste services’…

All recycling sites take plastic pots, tubs, trays


Every recycling site is now taking plastic food and household pots, tubs and trays (PTT) – the rigid plastic containers for yoghurt, margarine, fruit and other materials – as well as all plastic bottles. Just look for the new signs on the plastic bottle skips at all recycling sites. Among the items taken in the…

All change: less landfill, extra recycling, new energy


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…