Recycling collections – Due to Covid-19, kerbside teams are short staffed, severely impacting their ability to complete collections. We have made the difficult decision to concentrate staff on essential services only. This means that we cannot return for any missed recycling collections. We will prioritise your collection on your next scheduled day.

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A fleet of multicoloured trucks will take to Somerset’s streets from Monday, paving the way for a new era of recycling in the county. Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contract for recycling and rubbish collection is bringing the latest industry equipment and technology to the county. The fleet of 140 vehicles are around 30% more efficient… more

All of Somerset’s Recycling Centres have been closed until further notice as a result of the Coronavirus. This follows the latest Government advice on avoiding non-essential contact and travel, and the challenges of ensuring public and staff safety at the busy sites where physical distancing is difficult. The closure applies to all 16 Recycling Centres… more

Somerset Waste Partnership is calling on the public’s help and patience as it announces that all Garden Waste collections will be suspended from Monday. Reduced staffing due to Coronavirus has led to collections being dropped in several areas this week. With pressures highly likely to increase, the Partnership is suspending garden waste collections until further… more

Garden Waste collections in South Somerset, Sedgemoor and Mendip have been suspended today (20.3.20) because of staffing issues linked to Coronavirus. That means no collections in the following areas. Sorry for the inconvenience and are working hard with our contractors to keep it to a minimum. Sedgemoor: Newtown Est, NDR, Chilton, Bridgwater Town Centre, Wembon… more

Somerset Waste Partnership is urging anyone with symptoms of Coronavirus to follow Government advice when disposing of personal waste. The partnership is also asking for the public’s patience and help ahead of likely service disruption as the infection reduces staffing. It has already made decisions to stop some work – including the delivery of replacement… more

Somerset Waste Partnership has suspended today’s (18.3.20) Garden Waste collections in Sedgemoor due to staff absences linked to Coronavirus. The following areas are affected: Brent Knoll, East Brent, Brean, Lympsham, Rooksbridge, Weare, Sydenham, Wedmore, Blackford and Panborough. The earliest these collections will be made is the next scheduled collection in two weeks, however, further disruption… more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Disposing of waste – Official advice Public Health England has advice for anyone with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of infection, who must remain at home until they are well. Personal waste (e.g. used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These… more

Co-op stores are throwing their high street weight behind the new Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) food recycling initiative Slim My Waste, Feed My Face. A dozen Co-op stores in Somerset have come on board with the successful Slim My Waste, Feed My Face campaign to help families to recycle more food waste by giving out… more

Somerset’s fun new food waste recycling campaign is already driving up recycling rates and prompting a jump in demand for food waste bins. Although Slim My Waste, Feed My Face has only reached half the county, food waste recycling in campaign areas has soared by around 30%. And families have demanded 8,500 free new food… more

It’s fun, it’s exciting – and “Slim My Waste, Feed My Face” is Somerset’s biggest-ever food recycling campaign, with a very serious aim. Rolling out in coming weeks, Slim My Waste, Feed My Face will see thousands of rubbish and food bins transformed into colourful eye-catching reminders to recycle every scrap of food waste. Starting… more