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** Recycling Notice – Somerset Waste Partnership **

1st June

From today, 1 June, all @somersetwaste 16 recycling sites will be returning to standard summer opening hours and the odds and even number plate access system will end for all sites. All other restrictions remain in place, visit http://orlo.uk/N2QQR for more info.

29th May

Recycling sites update

From Monday 1 June, all 16 recycling sites will be returning to standard summer opening hours. Opening hours information will be updated on the Somerset Waste Partnership website from Monday morning.

For more information, see the attached press release and for the detail of which sites will be open when, please check the attached timetable. Note that for Frome, Taunton and Yeovil, this will mean a return to seven days a week opening.

From Monday, we will also be ending the odds and even number plate access system for all sites.

All other restrictions remain in place – no extra materials are being accepted compared to this week, max two people per household, wearing gloves, trailers and 3.5 tonne vans only between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays.

While this is a key step towards business as usual, we are avoiding making too many changes at once so we do not create an unmanageable or unsafe situation for residents or staff.

There will be further phases to get us back to as close to usual as possible.

We will continue to highlight that queues are to be expected due to the social distancing measures that are in place, and will remind people to turn off their engines if waiting, and that trips should only be made if they are really necessary.


Nick Cater

Senior Communications Officer

Somerset Waste Partnership 

Somerset Waste Partnership

4 hrs · 

Next week’s Bank Holiday Monday (25th)

Next Monday’s bank holiday will see one-day-later collections all next week, from Monday collections on Tuesday and Tuesday on Wednesday through to Friday’s collections on Saturday 30 May.

All available crews are out collecting usual Tuesday recycling and rubbish

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Recycling collection details below. Some rounds today may have separate cardboard pick-ups to speed up collections.

Restoring services

Garden waste and bulky waste collections have restarted, as have the ordering and delivery of replacement and extra waste containers. Details below and in the waste directory at the end.

11 recycling sites are open with a wide range of restrictions, and the other fives sites are expected to open from next week. Check the daily post at www.facebook.com/somersetwaste for Tuesday site details.

Garden waste collections

For details of today’s garden waste collections, how to order a collection or garden waste sacks, what you can put in the bin or sacks, and what is not allowed, see today’s garden waste update at www.facebook.com/somersetwaste

Recycling collections

Note: collections of clothes, textiles and shoes temporarily suspended. Why? See: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/holdclothes/

All other materials are still being collected each week kerbside:

Food waste bin
• Food – all food, every scrap

Green box
• Paper – magazines to directories
• Glass bottles and jars – rinse, do not crush

Black box
• Card – flatten, tear up, store excess
• Foil – scrunch test it
• Cans – rinse and, if safe, crush
• Aerosols – discard tops, do not crush
• Plastic bottles – rinse, squash (no other plastics, for now)

* Missed collections

Apologies, if your recycling is missed once, we do not have the staff to make immediate return collections; take in boxes and food waste bins and we will be back next week. For the few whose recycling is missed for two week’s running, or if your rubbish, garden waste or clinical waste is missed once, please report it and we will do our best to get back within two working days.

To report a missed collection, use your My Account at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk

Safety and waste

Wash hands before you put out your wheeled bin, food waste bin and recycling boxes, and after you take them back in. Stay at least two metres away from crews.

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms themselves or in their family should double bag tissues, masks, gloves, and cleaning cloths, store them for 72 hours separately in their home and then put in their rubbish. Do not put tissues, masks, gloves or cleaning cloths in your recycling box: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/coronavirus/

Your waste directory

* Helpful advice for lost boxes and extra recycling:
* Need a replacement container? Order one here using My Account: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk
* Need a paid-for at-cost bulky waste collection? Order one here using My Account: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk
* A dozen ways to help crews help you:
* Only cardboard taken? All but card taken? Why:
* Park smart to avoid missed collections:
* Do not fund fly-tipping criminals to dump your waste:
* Like a job driving, loading, or training as a driver?
Contact smilsom@smartsolutions.co.uk or call 07866 797200.
* Urge others to follow @Somersetwaste on Facebook and Twitter.
* Join 10,000+ who get their e-news delivered. Sign up here (scroll down): www.somersetwaste.gov.uk

15 May – Additional Recycling News!! –
from Somerset Waste Partnership


Between now and then, we are building the new trucks, with space to carry the thousands of tonnes of new materials, redeveloping the depots across Somerset so they can cope with all the additional recycling, training all staff, and monitoring the new energy from waste plant being built.

Recycle More phases: borders are not exact. Every home will be sent full details well ahead of time

What will Recycle More recycle?

Every week: All paper, cardboard, food waste, food and drink cans, aerosols, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, aluminium foil, textiles (unstuffed), clothes and shoes, plus:

  • Household and food plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • Tetra Paks and other beverage cartons
  • Small electrical items
  • Household batteries

12 May Tuesday

This week’s collection is normal day +1 due to last Friday’s Bank Holiday (so the next Recycling Collection is Thursday, 13th May).

7 May



Collection of garden waste restarts from Monday 11 May.

Full briefing statement click here

Subscriptions for 2020-21 will run until mid-May 2021. There are some changes to collection days, so please check the letter that came with your bin sticker or check http://socsi.in/usdVH

5 May

Wednesday’s waste collections

All available crews are out collecting your Wednesday recycling and rubbish – make sure it is sorted and all but glass and aerosols is (if safe) squashed-flattened-crushed. If there is lot of extra waste, crews may well be late; please park so they can get through and do not take anything in too early.

Apologies: if your recycling is missed once, we do not have the staff to make immediate return collections. Take in boxes and food waste bins and…


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