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Don’t get stuck with a Christmas waste mountain
Somerset families are being urged to get rid of all recycling and rubbish before Christmas to avoid the risk of bad weather and collection disruption during peak waste demand....
Taking simple steps to have a low-waste Christmas
Christmas is Somerset’s most wasteful time, when much that should be recycled – including thousands of turkey carcasses – gets buried in landfill. But it is also a great...
All change: more recycling and energy not landfill
Upgrading Somerset’s waste services is moving ahead fast to take even more materials in kerbside recycling and generate electricity from the smaller amounts of rubbish left over. The changes...
Dark waste warning for Black Friday impulse deals
The latest challenge for Somerset shoppers trying to waste less while holding onto their cash is this weekend’s US-inspired marketing heave between Black Friday and Cyber Monday – 24...
Somerset residents mark decades of waste progress
With every can, bottle and apple core they recycle this week, Somerset residents are marking a significant double anniversary. It is two decades since all six Somerset councils –...
Looking for that new job? Full-time work on offer now
Working in the recycling industry means doing a job that keeps you fit, helps the environment, gets you home with plenty of the day left to spare and pays...
Fly-tipping lands Somerset man in jail with a £280 bill
A Somerset man who fly-tipped waste over his garden fence into a back lane spent a night in jail for not dealing with a fine for the crime –...
Look good, feel good – add recycling to your routine
Whether the morning routine is a quick shower or a slow bath, the cleanest people in Somerset can look good and feel good by raising their bathroom recycling rate....
August 2017
Bank Holiday Monday means all change for your waste 25/08/2017: 08:49 No collections take place on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August, which means recycling and rubbish collections are all...
July 2017
Somerset’s vehicle permits scheme has proved so successful that councillors have, after carefully listening to the views of users, decided to relax it to allow vans, pick-ups and car-towed...
September 2017
Eco-education group marks 21st by going underground 25/09/2017: 6.38am The Somerset-based eco charity which has transformed 100 acres of capped landfill into a species-rich nature reserve, Carymoor Environmental Trust,...
June 2017
Beware: how your barbecue could cause a bin blaze 23/06/2017 4:50 pm  Enjoy that summer barbecue but take care to not start a fire by discarding the ashes into...
May 2017
Clear advice: simple ways to great glass recycling 15/05/2017 7:57 am  The kerbside collection service is a convenient way to recycle your old glass bottles and jars. These can...
April 2017
One day later bin reminder for Spring Bank Holiday 24/04/2017 7:29 am The bank holiday has brought changes to collections for your family and every other home in Somerset....
March 2017
Coping with your cardboard: tear, slice, crush, flatten 14/03/2017 11:12 am Large ticket items purchased through on-line sales can result in packaging mountains descending on homes. As a quick...
February 2017
Fall in love with food – yes, every mouthful matters 13/02/2017 5:55 pm Food is produced with oodles of love and together we can make a real difference by...
January 2017
Sorting paper inequality in recycling quality quest 27/01/2017 2:25 pm When it comes to recycling, not all paper is the same. There are significant differences in paper quality, from...
December 2016
Somerset gives green light to Recycle More 09/12/2016 2:57 pm  Approval has been given to the new Recycle More weekly kerbside collections that are planned to take the dozen...
November 2016
Recycling your plastic bottles could not be simpler 28/11/2016 3:30 pm  Once you have used up the contents of plastic bottles from around your home – from drink, cosmetic,...
October 2016
Waste warning for bonfire night blaze haze hazard 31/10/2016 5:51 pm Using your Guy Fawkes bonfire as an opportunity to burn unwanted old furniture or household waste could really...
September 2016
Van, pick-up, trailer? Apply here for a site permit 30/09/2016 6:37 am DO YOU NEED A PERMIT? AND HOW TO APPLY If visiting a recycling site in Somerset with...
August 2016
3 days left … take care at sites on the last weekend 16/08/2016 8:39 am DO YOU NEED A PERMIT? AND HOW TO APPLY If visiting a recycling site...
July 2016
Missed recycle or rubbish pick-up? What you can do 30/07/2016 8:07 am  First, our apologies if your collection is missed – with 20 million waste collections and deliveries a...