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). Put metal and plastic tops and lids back on. 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; all other metal items should be taken to any recycling site. Aerosols – only recycle empty, and do not pierce or squash. Plastic bottles (not pots, tubs, trays or film – click here for details of those) from inside the house – please rinse, squash, put caps and tops back on. Discard pumps and trigger sprays, e.g. from soap bottles and cleaning sprays. 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 collection of textiles, clothes, shoes has changed. Clothes and shoes must be good enough to be worn again. Textiles – bedding, curtains, throws – are NO LONGER TAKEN. Full details here. Tie wearable clothes and shoes in a carrier bag – not a black sack – to keep them completely dry and put out on top of your recycling boxes. Need help remembering what goes in your recycling boxes? Download our at-a-glance recycling boxes reminder. NB: Wearable clothes and shoes only; no bedding, curtains, throws or other textiles. Recycling works – Somerset Waste Partnership’s annual recycling register tells you exactly what has happened to every tonne of recycling you recycled – where it went, what it became and how much it saved.