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Kerbside recycling and waste collections during Glastonbury Festival

Early waste action over Glastonbury traffic.

Residents in Mendip with waste collections during the Glastonbury Festival - Tuesday 20 June to Monday 26 June - are being urged to take early action to guard against disruption.

Last year's traffic delays and the knock-on impact on recycling and rubbish trucks caused missed or delayed collections for thousands of homes over several days for miles around the festival site.

While no changes to collections are planned, householders are being given clear advice:

  • Put out waste the night before in case collections happen earlier in the day.
  • Consider using a recycling site rather than waiting for a kerbside collection.
  • Ensure all rubbish bin lids are closed with no extra waste outside the bin.
  • Segregate recycle box items (without using carrier bags) to speed up pick-ups.
  • Rinse all containers and squash everything except glass and aerosols.
  • Check latest news on Somerset Waste Partnership's website and other media.

A SWP spokesman said: "Festival traffic trouble in 2016 caused waste disruption for thousands of families, so extra care this year is a good idea.

"Putting waste out the night before or taking it to a recycling site - sorted in advance - are both easy ways to ensure you get rid of recycling and rubbish.

"Full details of services, recycling sites and latest news can be found at"

Among the recycling sites accessible to residents around the Glastonbury Festival are:

  • Frome, open seven days a week, 8am-4pm.
  • Castle Cary, Cheddar and Street, open Monday 8am-7pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 8am-4pm, and Sunday, 8am-1pm.
  • Somerton and Wells, open Monday 8am-7pm, Thursday, Fridays, Saturday 8am-4pm, and Sunday, 8am-1pm.

Reports of missed collections can be made after 4.30 pm on the form below.

Visit Somerset Waste Partnership for full service details.

Last modified: 12 June 2017 iCM Form
  1. Domestic refuse/recycling collections not made due to bad weather, vehicle breakdown, national fuel shortages or similar will be collected the following day where possible. Where this is not possible the extra waste will be collected when your next collection is due.
  2. Please use this form to report a missed bin collection. Please note if there is no valid sticker for the garden waste service displayed on the garden waste bin a missed collection will not be provided.
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