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Slim My Waste, Feed My Face!


It’s fun, it’s exciting – and Somerset’s biggest-ever food recycling campaign is rolling out with a very serious aim. Decorate your food waste bin with a face – then feed it all your food waste and share your ace face pictures on social media with the hashtags #Slimmywaste #FeedmyfaceSWP Rolling out in coming weeks, Slim My Waste,…

Beyond the kerb – what happens to your recycling


The latest edition of the pioneering annual report, “Beyond the Kerb – Recycling to Resources”, shows how every tonne of recycling in Somerset has contributed to cutting our carbon footprint. In 2008, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) was the first in the UK to publish detailed information on what happens to your recycling. Many others have…

Cheaper garden waste collections proposed


Somerset Waste Partnership has proposed that the cost of garden waste collections be reduced, thanks to its deal with the new collections contractor SUEZ. From next April – if the five Somerset councils that make up the Partnership agree – the cost of a year’s fortnightly garden waste collections will not rise, as in recent…

Mendip start for Recycle More expanded collections


Mendip will be the first area in Somerset to have the new Recycle More service from June 2020, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced. The new kerbside collections will see a wide range of extra materials added to weekly recycling collections: household and food plastic pots, tubs and trays, Tetra Paks and other beverage cartons,…

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 you and your neighbours have been missed, we know about it and will do our best to get back to you ASAP – please make sure your containers are…

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…

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…

How to prevent a high-risk blaze in your refuse bin


Adding the wrong items to rubbish bins and black sacks could put lives at risk by starting a fire. As well as the danger of a fire in a rubbish bin threatening homes or business premises, lack of care could start a blaze in rubbish lorry or see a landfill conflagration putting staff at risk….