Recycling & Waste

The latest Somerset Waste Partnership briefing for November 2019 is available here.


New collections contractor

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) has selected SUEZ recycling and recovery UK (SUEZ) to collect kerbside recycling and rubbish across Somerset.

Full details including the increase in materials to be collected in  weekly kerbside recycling here.


 Waste and Recycling Refuse collection

Click the links for the current (2019/20) calendar

Garden collection – every other Friday

General refuse collection (wheelybins)-  every other Friday

Recycling collection (black and green boxes and brown food-waste box)– every Friday


Somerset Waste Partnership

Paint recycling at sites

As part of the ongoing battle to reduce the amount of household waste we send to landfill, a new paint recycling pilot has now commenced for water based paints at the 14 Recycling Centres and two Community Recycling Sites.

If you find that once you have refreshed your living room wall or given your hall walls a makeover, that you still have some water based paint left over, you now have the option to take it to your local site where it will be accepted for recycling rather than disposal.

The pilot is expected to last for at least six months and will give us an idea of whether the recycling route is a viable option for the future. If you take your water based paints to one of the sites, please let the staff know and they will direct you to the appropriate container.

Just as a reminder, it is still far better to offer your left over paint to someone else who may be able to make use of it rather than taking it to one of the sites.


Recycling sites van and trailer permits

From 3rd October 2016 Somerset Waste Partnership is introducing a new permit system for some vehicles to reduce congestion at its recycling centres.

There is no requirement for permits for private cars (not towing a trailer) and the details for other vehicles can be found here.