The standard recycling collection service for most households (excluding communal properties) is weekly for recycling and food waste. When are my collection days? You can check your collection days online Check now My collection was missed. You can report it online with My Account. Report online Replacement recycling containers. You can do it online with My Account or contact your district council customer services. Request online What is collected Box 1 (usually green) Paper – newspapers, magazines, leaflets, directories, white envelopes (no need to remove windows) and other white paper. Glass bottles and jars – rinsed and unbroken (no table or cook ware). Box 2 (usually black) Food and drink cans – rinsed and squashed if possible – no need to remove labels – please place loose can lids inside squashed cans (including steel jar tops inside squashed steel cans); all other metal items should be taken to any recycling site. Aerosols – only recycle empty – do not pierce or squash – if you can, remove the plastic cap and nozzle. Plastic bottles (not pots, tubs, trays or film – click here for details of those) from inside the house – no tops, caps or spray nozzles – please rinse. Cardboard – brown corrugated, grey card, greetings cards and brown envelopes – please flatten. Small bits of card can be put into larger boxes before flattening – cut or tear up large pieces. Please remember, very large pieces or should be taken to a recycling site and may not be collected at the kerbside. Foil – aluminium foil only and not if plastic or paper backed (check with the scrunch test – scrunch up and if stays squashed together it can be recycled as foil). ***IMPORTANT: kerbside collections of textiles, clothes, shoes have been suspended due to the impact of coronavirus in halting the international textiles trade. Need help remembering what goes in your recycling boxes? Download our at-a-glance recycling boxes reminder. Recycling works – Somerset Waste Partnership’s annual report Beyond the kerb – recycling to resources tells you exactly what happens to every tonne of recycling you recycle – where it goes, what it becomes and how much it saves.