Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and advice

Recycling and waste collections after the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 25 May will all be one day later. Check the Somerset Waste Partnership website for details

Litter and street cleaning

We aim to keep Somerset West and Taunton clean and clear of litter. Streets are swept by mechanical road sweepers or manually on a rota.

Litter bins are emptied regularly. In Taunton town centre, for example, they are emptied daily. Most bins in villages are emptied once a week, except in some smaller rural areas where the bins are emptied once a month.

Drug debris

Items dumped by drug users in a public place are dangerous. If you notice used syringes or needles dropped in public spaces contact us on 0300 304 8000. We will collect the drug litter within 2 hours.

Road sweeping

You can report a street cleaning issue using the 'something else' section of the general enquiries online form.

We will deal with a reported problem within 5 working days. If it a danger, we will deal with it as soon as we can.

Make sure you tell us exactly where the problem is in your report. If you don’t know the address just describe the nearest landmark.