Recycle More will be Somerset’s next big leap forward in driving up recycling in the county. The change will see a range of new materials added to weekly recycling collections: household and food plastic pots, tubs and trays; food and drink cartons; household batteries; and small electrical items. 2020 – Transforming Somerset’s Waste Services The upgraded service will start rolling out across the county during 2020, at the same time as a brand new fleet of collection vehicles and the switch for rubbish from landfill to resource recovery, pumping energy into the national grid. Between now and then, we will be specifying and buying the vehicles (with space to carry the thousands of tonnes of new materials), re-developing the depots so they can cope with all the additional recycling, and finding the right contractor to deliver the changes. All householders will be informed well in advance of any changes happening in their neighbourhood. With so much being taken out of the waste bin each week, the frequency of rubbish collection can then reduce to three weekly. Garden waste and clinical waste collections will remain unchanged. Collections from flats will remain unchanged, except that some extra materials may be collected. Extra advice and support will be available for people using nappies and similar hygiene products.