UPDATE: Somerset Waste Partnership has paused the introduction of the new Recycle More service, due to disruption and delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the transformation of all Somerset waste services continues into 2020, Recycle More is the 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. With so much being taken out of the waste bin each week, the frequency of rubbish collection can be reduced to every three weeks. 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 families using nappies and similar hygiene products. The upgraded service will be rolling out across the county in phases from summer 2020, starting with most homes in Mendip. All residents will be sent full information well ahead of the change in their area. See map, below. Even before Recycle More starts rolling out, a new contractor will begin work with a new fleet of collection trucks, and Somerset will switch from landfilling all its rubbish within the county to sending most for resource recovery at a new plant in Avonmouth, pumping energy into the national grid. Between now and then, we are building the new trucks, with space to carry the thousands of tonnes of new materials, redeveloping the depots across Somerset so they can cope with all the additional recycling, training all staff, and monitoring the new energy from waste plant being built. Recycle More phases: borders are not exact. Every home will be sent full details well ahead of time – UPDATE: Somerset Waste Partnership has paused the introduction of the new Recycle More service, due to disruption and delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.