Important: Recycling sites network open on winter hours

Contracts and contractors

Somerset Waste Partnership manages waste and recycling services on behalf of all local authorities in Somerset. We deliver the services primarily through contracts with two contractors, as follows.

Core services contract

Relating to household waste recycling centre operation (including household hazardous waste collection, storage and disposal), composting, the landfilling of waste, the operation of delivery points and transportation of waste.

ContractorValueInitial duration of contractStart dateEnd date
Viridor LtdAbout £23m per year16 years14 May 200631 March 2022, extended by 9 years (in 2019) to 31 March 2031


Refuse and recycling collections contract (including, clinical, bulky, garden waste collections and container delivery)

ContractorValueInitial duration of contractStart dateEnd date
SUEZAbout £23m per year10 years28 March 2020March 2030
With option to extend for a further 10 years