Update 15 October 2021
New blue recycling bags will be delivered from the 17 October so everyone will be ready when Recycle More starts at the beginning of November. A leaflet will arrive over the next few days with a calendar and instructions on how to use it.
Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is introducing its new Recycle More service from the start of November.
You can find detailed information about the new service on the Somerset Waste Partnership website.
This will be an important change for everyone living in the area affected – essentially the area that was covered by the former Taunton Deane District Council, including Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe. The rest of the Somerset West and Taunton District is due to have the new service from early next year at the same time as Sedgemoor.
Most people in Somerset are recycling and Recycle More is about making it easier for everyone. The expanded collections are already generating more than 100 extra tonnes of recycling every week in both Mendip and South Somerset.
From November, you will be able to recycle more from your kerbside, with the following added to weekly collections:
- Plastic pots, tubs and trays
- Food and drink cartons
- Small batteries
- Small electrical items
Everyone will get a new recycling container – a Bright Blue Bag – and more than half of residents will see their collection days change.
More recycling means less rubbish, so rubbish will be collected every three weeks instead of every two.
Extra support is available for anyone with concerns about their own situation and Recycle More. Complete the online form below to request extra support and assistance from Somerset Waste Partnership.
All residents will be written to twice before the service launches, with detailed information. The second leaflet, which is due to arrive by mid-October, will include your own collection day calendar for the next 12 months.