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All recycling sites take plastic food pots, tubs and trays


The biggest change to plastics recycling in Somerset in almost a decade is underway at the county’s 16 recycling sites. Every recycling site is now taking plastic food pots, tubs and trays – the rigid plastic containers for yoghurt, margarine, fruit and other foods – as well as all plastic bottles. Just look for the new…

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…

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….