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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has selected SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ) as its preferred bidder to help deliver a comprehensive new recycling service across Somerset from 2020.  Once finalised, the new contract will see SUEZ deliver the partnership’s new Recycle More service, operating new vehicles from refurbished depots, and collecting a much wider range…

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In International Compost Awareness Week, 5 – 11 May, SWP is reminding gardeners, both experienced and novice, that they can purchase competitively priced compost bins, food digesters, composting equipment and water butts through our partnership with getcomposting.com. Somerset residents can purchase discounted compost converter bins from as little as £18.50 and with the fantastic “buy…

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A statement from Somerset Waste Partnership We were shocked and saddened to learn of a serious accident involving a recycling truck and another vehicle yesterday on the A361 near Nunney. Three crew members were injured and taken to hospital. The driver of the other vehicle was also injured. Our sympathy and best wishes for a…

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You could be missing out on important news about recycling collection changes, three-weekly rubbish pick-ups, recycling site upgrades and permits, and the cost of waste in your council tax. But there is an easy, free way to get ahead and keep absolutely up to date with everything about your vital services: sign up for our…

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A Somerset “Pledge Against Preventable Plastics” has been launched to identify some of the simple practical steps we can all take to cut waste and recycle more. The pledge coincides with the annual World Environment Day, whose theme this year is “Beat Plastic Pollution” with the slogan “If you can’t reuse it, refuse it”. The…

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