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Friday 3 December – Know how to wrap responsibly? Ready to recycle your Pringles tubes? Clued-up on Christmas collection days? The answer to these and other Christmas conundrums can be found in a one-stop shop for festive waste management guidance available here The festive season generates a huge amount of waste, and residents are… more

Monday 29 November – Festive shoppers are asked to think outside the box this year as figures reveal the scale of Somerset’s the cardboard culture.   The cardboard collected from the average Somerset home has increased by more than a third compared with pre-Covid levels, as more people than ever shopping online. Nearly 16,800 tonnes were… more

Monday 22 November – Schools across Somerset are urged to put their hands up for the first ever Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) eco-school grants. As part of its commitment to encouraging waste reduction, reuse and recycling, SWP is offering grants of £500 to up to 50 schools to help them participate in the Eco Schools… more

Friday 5 November – Recycle More has successfully completed its first week in Taunton Deane with tonnes more recycling collected from the area’s kerbsides. Around 55,000 households have had inaugural expanded collection and around 17,000 the first of their new three-weekly rubbish collections. It has been a heavy week for collections with some residents stock-piling… more

Monday 1 November – Bags more recycling has been collected across Taunton Deane today with the launch of Somerset Waste Partnership’s new Recycle More service. Around 11,000 homes had their first expanded weekly recycling collection today and staff are reporting an impressive increase in materials, especially plastics. By the end of the week should also… more

Tuesday 26 October 2021 – Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging residents to get ahead of the carve and help reduce scary amounts of waste this Halloween season. There are a whole host of ways to join in with Halloween fun without contributing to the horrific levels of waste. And cutting the waste often means… more

Monday 25 October – “Consult your calendar” is the message from Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) as Taunton Deane gears up for the launch of Recycle More next week. The new service starts across the area – including Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe – from Monday (1 November) adding extra materials to weekly collections. With more being… more

Monday 18 October – The first of 55,000 Bright Blue Bags have been arriving in Taunton Deane this week as the area prepares for the Recycle More revolution. Please be patient if yours has not arrived yet. The deliveries will continue across the area – including Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe – right up until Friday… more

UPDATE: Taunton Deane residents can use the “Recycle More support” form on this page to request extra support, a printed collection calendar or Bright Blue Bag.   Sunday 17 October – Delivery of new recycling containers started in Taunton Deane from Monday 18 October ahead of the launch of Recycle More at the beginning of November…. more

Wednesday 5 October – Vital information about Recycle More will hit doormats across Taunton Deane next week. Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is urging residents hold on to their “Coming soon” leaflet which contains must-know information about the expanded recycling service being introduced at the start of November. The striking orange and blue leaflets should be… more