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Mendip will be the first area in Somerset to have the new Recycle More service from June 2020, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has announced. The new kerbside collections will see a wide range of extra materials added to weekly recycling collections: household and food plastic pots, tubs and trays, Tetra Paks and other beverage cartons,… more

Somerset Waste Partnership has proposed that the cost of garden waste collections be reduced, thanks to its deal with the new collections contractor SUEZ. From next April – if the five Somerset councils that make up the Partnership agree – the cost of a year’s fortnightly garden waste collections will not rise, as in recent… more

All of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites switch to their new winter timetables from Tuesday 1 October. When open weekdays, they will continue to start at 9am but close earlier, at 5pm. Year-round Saturday and Sunday hours remain 9am-4pm at all 16 sites. Summer hours – 9am-6pm when sites are open weekdays – resume on Wednesday… more

Got a bright orange permit to take your van or trailer to recycling sites? Has it got a 30 September expiry date? Do not worry or get a new permit. All permit holders are being told to ignore the 30 September 2019 expiry date and continue using their existing card or the emailed confirmation on… more

The Summer Bank Holiday on Monday 26 August means all collections of recycling, food waste, rubbish and garden waste as well as clinical and assisted collections during the week will take place one day later, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday 31 August. Recycling sites remain on their usual schedules, including all 16 open 9am-4pm on… more

Somerset Waste Partnership is hiring a Business Administrator Apprentice. You will work as part of our fast-paced customer service team to help in the day to day running of the department. Your role will be varied and ever developing. As the apprenticeship progresses, you will take on more responsibilities while gaining new skills, knowledge and behaviours…. more

Heading off on holiday but still got a fridge full of food? Give it away or sort out good storage is the advice from Somerset Waste Partnership. Many foods can be frozen until you get back with a tan, while neighbours and friends will welcome an edible gift before you go. And a smart tip… more

All petrol or diesel must be removed from any fuel-driven machinery intended for recycling, such as old mowers, strimmers and chainsaws, before taking the item to a recycling site. These items can easily start a fire in the metals skips, putting all customers and staff at risk, forcing sites to close and taking firefighters away… more

Fly-tipping a single black sack of rubbish cost a Somerset man £250 and gave him a criminal record today. Adrian Foster, aged 44, of Eastwick Road, Taunton, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping at Taunton Magistrates Court today (Wednesday 24 July) in a case brought by Sedgemoor District Council. He was fined £120 with £100 costs and… more

A fire on Thursday evening (18 July) in the garden waste composting area next to the recycling site at Priorswood in Taunton was quickly put out by the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. The recycling centre is open today Friday as usual 9am to 6pm. A Somerset Waste Partnership spokesman said: “The swift… more