Recycle More in Mendip

Recycle More is a new kerbside service, adding new materials to weekly recycling collections: household and food plastic pots, tubs and trays; food and drink cartons; small household batteries; and small electrical items.

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Mendip now has the Recycle More service. For full details of what is collected and some top tips, click here

Bright Blue Bag

  • Plastic bottles - please rinse, squash, put caps and tops back on. Discard pumps and trigger sprays, e.g. from soap bottles and cleaning sprays.
  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays - any colour.
  • Tins and cans, steel or Aluminium, rinsed and squashed if possible - no need to remove labels - please place loose can lids inside squashed cans; all other metal items should be taken to any recycling site.
  • Aluminium foil - rinsed and scrunched, not if plastic or paper backed.
  • Aerosols - only recycle empty, and do not pierce or squash.

Box 1 (usually green)

  • Glass bottles and jars, rinsed and unbroken - no table or cook ware, put metal and plastic tops and lids back on.
  • Cartons, such as Tetra Paks - please rinse, squash and put any caps back on.

Box 2 (usually black)

  • Paper, newspapers, magazines, leaflets, directories, white envelopes (no need to remove windows) and other white paper.
  • Cardboard that is brown corrugated, grey card, greetings cards and brown envelopes - please flatten.  Small bits of card can be put into larger boxes before flattening - cut or tear up large pieces.  Please remember, very large pieces or should be taken to a recycling site and may not be collected at the kerbside.

Plastic bags (not black sacks)

  • Small household batteries, in a small tied bag.
  • Small electrical items - no bigger than carrier bag, in an untied bag (not black sack)

Food waste bin

  • All food waste, cooked or raw.

For more information on Recycle More in Mendip please visit the Somerset Waste Partnership website: 

Somerset Waste Partnership: Recycle More