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Changes to waste services

13 September 2022 : Council news, Community

There will be no waste collection or recycling sites opening on Monday 19 September, the day of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's funeral.

All collections – of recycling, rubbish or garden waste – will take place a day later than scheduled for the rest of the week, as is usual practice for a Bank Holiday week.

Collections scheduled for Friday 23 September take place on Saturday 24 September.

Available crews will do their very best to complete all rounds on the Saturday. Any refuse or garden waste collections missed will be returned for as soon as possible. Any missed recycling will be returned for on Friday 30 September.

As an unplanned Bank Holiday, this change to the usual pattern is not be reflected in the printed collection days calendars. However, the "My Collection Day" online calendar at somersetwaste.gov.uk will show the one-day-later pick-ups.

Please make sure your boxes, bags and bins are presented on the correct collection day, or the night before.

All 16 of Somerset’s recycling sites will also close on 19 September - including the 12 that usually open on a Monday (Bridgwater, Castle Cary/Dimmer, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Frome, Minehead, Street, Taunton/Priorswood, Wells/Dulcote, Williton and Yeovil).

The public is asked to heed the environmental advice when leaving tributes. Wrapping, particularly non-biodegradable wrapping, should be avoided on floral tributes. Please also avoid non-recyclable plastic tributes.