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Bank holiday collection changes

Don't forget - rubbish and recycling collections take place a day later than usual next week to accommodate the bank holiday on Monday 2 May.

Press Release issued by Somerset Waste Partnership:

That includes collections scheduled for Friday 6 May taking place on Saturday 7 May. Please make sure your boxes, bags and (if needed) bins are out on the right day and before 7am.

Remember, collection days can always be checked online using the My Collection Day feature on the Somerset Waste Partnership website

You can also download a printable copy of your calendar. Better still click the iCal icon to download collection dates into the calendar on your computer or mobile device (Android and Apple) creating automatic reminders. SWP logo

Thanks to Recycle More, more material than ever can be recycled from the kerbside, including plastic pots tubs and trays, and cartons including Tetra Pak.

Small electricals can be collected too, but please try to get them repaired or passed onto others before putting them out for recycling. Items must be small enough to fit into a carrier bag (not a black sack) left untied next to your other recycling.

Household batteries will also be collected, including AA, AAA, C, D sizes, camera and watch batteries and lithium batteries from computers and phones. Put them in a small, tied, see-through plastic bag, like a bread bag or freezer bag, on top of your recycling.

Crews make around 350,000 collections every week and you can help them by squashing, flattening and crushing your recycling if you can. It saves space in your boxes and bags and helps crews complete rounds quickly.

  • Squash plastic bottles and cartons and put the lids back on.
  • Crush tins and cans if it is safe to do so.
  • Flatten cardboard boxes and tear up larger pieces.

Tops, whether plastic or metal, can be left ON plastic bottles and glass bottles and jars, but remove the spray nozzles, trigger tops and pumps.