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From Monday 8 June, all Somerset recycling sites are taking yet more materials, including wood, paint, small electricals, and plastic pots, tubs and trays. All sites are now on their usual summer schedule but with a range of restrictions to ensure social distancing for the safety of customers and staff, including reduced loading bays that…

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Somerset is being asked to hold on to its unwanted clothes and textiles to make sure they don’t end up in landfill. Somerset Waste Partnership is committed to making sure everything it collects that can be recycled, is recycled and recycled close to home. Last year more than 92% of Somerset’s recycling stayed in the…

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Waste collection crews in Somerset are poised to distribute ‘please park carefully’ notes in solidarity with fire service colleagues this week. Staff working for Somerset Waste Partnership’s new contractor Suez will be putting the polite notices from the fire service on to the windscreens of the rising number of problem parkers. With the Coronavirus lockdown…

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Somerset Waste Partnership and fire services are teaming up to ask people to pour cold water on plans for back garden bonfires. Recent weeks have seen a rise in calls to the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to attend potentially dangerous back garden bonfires. And district councils are also seeing a growing number…

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Updated 1 June 2020   As we all stay home and create hundreds of tonnes of extra recycling each week, we can help hard-pressed collection crews cope, despite many of their colleagues self-isolating and so unable to work. In no particular order… Reduce waste where you can. To cut food waste, lots of tips here: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/tackling-food-waste/ Tell…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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