IMPORTANT: Check here for the personal waste disposal guidance for anyone with coronavirus symptoms. The standard refuse collection service for most households (excluding communal properties) is every three weeks in a single 180-litre wheeled refuse bin. If your property is unsuitable for a wheeled bin (due to steps or lack of off-road storage), up to four sacks of refuse will be taken each collection. Kerbside rubbish was for many years landfilled in Somerset at two sites – Dimmer near Castle Cary and Walpole near Bridgwater – but as part of major changes to all waste services, it is now all sent to generate electricity at an energy-from-waste plant in Avonmouth. As well as electricity for the national grid, the energy-from-waste plant also powers a co-located plastics reprocessing plant. When are my collection days? Check all your collection days online via the My Collection Day search engine on the home page.