Sedgemoor recycling: Tuesday pick-ups moved to Saturday

Sedgemoor recycling: Tuesday pick-ups moved to Saturday

Monday 7 June – Tuesday’s recycling collections in parts of Sedgemoor are being rescheduled to Saturday for this week only.

Anyone due a recycling collection tomorrow (Tuesday 8 June) should present it for collection on Saturday (12 June) instead.

The main areas affected are as follows: Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge, Brean, Berrow, Over Stowey, Enmore, Edithmead, Spaxton, Broomfield, Burrowbridge, Cannington, Wembdon, Merridge, Aisholt, Lower Aisholt, Courtway, and Fiddington.

Rubbish and garden waste collections scheduled for Tuesday are unaffected and will take place as planned.

Members of the public do not need to report a missed recycling collection. Their scheduled collection, including any special details like assisted collections, will be transferred to Saturday.

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) apologises for any inconvenience caused by this disruption.

The move is to allow services to recover after a period of severe staff pressure which has affected collections in the last week or so.

These are down to a nationwide shortage of HGV drivers, a local shortage of agency staff, combined with recent heavy holiday traffic and continued heavy loads.

Extra crews are being brought in and others are being reallocated from other depots to make sure a backlog of collections is cleared.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and work hard with our contractor to minimise any further disruption.

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