Recycling sites switch to winter hours on 1 October Nick Cater September 13, 2019 Latest News All of Somerset’s 16 recycling sites switch to their new winter timetables from Tuesday 1 October. When open weekdays, they will continue to start at 9am but close earlier, at 5pm. Year-round Saturday and Sunday hours remain 9am-4pm at all 16 sites. Summer hours – 9am-6pm when sites are open weekdays – resume on Wednesday 1 April 2020. With an impressive average recycling rate of more than 76%, the recycling sites network is open every day of the year except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day to take dozens of materials. Simultaneous with the switch to winter hours, the recycling site van and trailer permit scheme is rolling on unchanged, with the expiry date of 30 September 2019 on permit cards no longer valid. Residents should carry on using their permits unless their details change, such as their address or vehicle. Only then do they need to apply for a new permit and destroy their old card. Click here for more information on recycling sites and permits. To keep up to date with recycling sites, permits and more, sign up for the SWP e-newsletter here or follow Somersetwaste on Facebook or Twitter.