Please check our full advice on weather and waste, below. In severe weather, updates are posted on SWP’s website, and on the SomersetWaste Facebook page and Twitter feed. Click here to check MetOffice South West weather warnings; click here for Environment Agency flood information; click here for flood alert map; check here for travel disruption and road works that could affect collections. In windy conditions, please squash and flatten all materials except glass and aerosols, and stack recycling boxes with the locked food waste bin on top. All rubbish bins should have lids closed with all waste inside. If you have a lots of rubbish or recycling, consider – if space – storing and putting it out over time, or – if time and transport or helpful friend, relative or neighbour – taking it all to a recycling site. General missed collections principles • If your kerbside collection is missed, please report this via your local council customer services. Crews will return within two working days. Please ensure your bins and boxes are all out by 7am on your collection day and no earlier than the night before. Please note that some collection times may vary. • During periods of severe weather put out missed containers by 7am for up to four calendar days for recycling, and up to seven calendar days for rubbish/garden waste. If still no collection, take containers back in and put them out by 7am on the next usual collection day. • Please assist anyone elderly, infirm or disabled with containers or in taking excess materials to recycling sites, during periods of severe weather. • The start of collection times may vary to assist collection crews during severe weather. We will publicise any changes via our website or on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.