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Recycling & Waste

Severe weather guide and Bank Holiday Collections

In severe weather, recycling and refuse crews will try to keep collecting if it is safe. If your collection is missed, please be patient; we will try to return once conditions improve, working late and on Saturdays to catch up. Please put out recycling and refuse by 7am for the next three working days; if we have not been back by then, please take it back in and put out by 7am on your next usual collection day. If your collection is delayed, extra amounts of regular waste will be accepted: please put rubbish in black sacks, recycling in carrier bags and food in covered buckets or in black sacks with other rubbish. In very bad conditions, we may have to suspend collecting garden and bulky waste to give priority to the main services. If our clinical waste service is interrupted, we will get back as soon as possible. Recycling is not just good for our environment, it also saves us all money. If you do not separate out things like kitchen scraps, paper and cans, they end up in landfill. Over £5million a year of your money currently has to be spent on landfill; money that would be better spent maintaining public services. Every extra bottle, jar, can or piece of cardboard you recycle does make a difference. The best thing you can fill your bin with is fresh air!

For help with how and where to recycle and information on collections during severe weather, go to www.somersetwaste.gov.uk for up to date information or you can visit

  • https://www.facebook.com/somersetwaste
  • http://twitter.com/somersetwaste
  • https://www.somerset.gov.uk/winterservice
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Waste Recycling Centres

Saltland Recycling Centre Bridgwater
opening times 08:00 to 16:00: 7 days a week.

Other information can be found at: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk