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Collections and windy weather


If it is forecast to be windy, make sure your recycling and rubbish does not become a mess for your neighbours. Top tips: rinse and squash all containers except glass and aerosols, stack recycling boxes with the locked food waste bin on top, or cover and weigh down boxes. Put out bins and boxes as…

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…

All recycling sites take plastic food pots, tubs and 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…

Treat your garden to a compost bin this autumn


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 idea if you have lots of…

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…

Dozen recycling sites take single-use coffee cups


Somerset caffeine addicts now have a dozen new locations where they can recycle single-use plastic-lined paper coffee cups from major High Street cafe and takeaway chains. Plastic-lined paper cups for hot drinks can now be recycled at the 12 Somerset recycling sites that already have skips for Tetra Pak-style food and drink cartons. The vast…

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….