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Festive collections, recycling sites and saving Christmas


It is easy to stop Christmas and New Year becoming a costly waste of food, gifts and decorations with a little planning then recycling all you can – see the simple hints and tips, below – having checked your kerbside collections and recycling sites. Kerbside recycling and rubbish collections will take place as usual on…

What to do with waste in cold, wet or windy 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…

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 2019. The sites upgrade is part of Somerset waste services’ transformation, with extra weekly plastics recycling, three-weekly rubbish collections, and an end to…

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, more recycling, 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…