Recycling Sites Reopen – Garden Waste Collections Restart

Eleven recycling sites will reopen on Monday 11 May for essential visits only – in line with updated government guidance – and garden waste collections will resume from the same day.

To ensure social distancing, protect public and staff and limit numbers, there will be a range of temporary restrictions; queues and delays are likely.

All 11 will be open six days a week:

  • 9am-6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • 9am-4pm Saturdays and Sundays
  • all closed Thursdays

Access is “one in, one out”, an odd/even number plate system will be used:

  • Odd numbers only Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
  • Even numbers only Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays

Other restrictions include:

  • Maximum two people per household
  • No people with COVID-19 symptoms, or who have been asked to shield
  • No large vans (3.5 tonne or heavier)
  • No trailers
  • Gloves to be worn outside vehicles

Only these materials will be taken:

  • Refuse usually put in your rubbish bin, and bulky items, such as furniture
  • Garden waste
  • Large electrical items, such as cookers, fridges, TVs etc
  • Hazardous chemicals, such as those from garden sheds or garages

Not taken until further notice:

  • Anything involving payment, such as charged-for hardcore, soil, tyres, gas bottles or vehicle parts (compost will not be available to buy)
  • Commercial waste
  • Asbestos or plasterboard

Please do not take, unless essential (as it will be landfilled):

  • Anything usually recycled kerbside – food, cardboard, paper, cans, glass etc
  • Wood, metals, small electrical items
  • Plastic pots, tubs, trays, Tetra Paks and other beverage cartons

 

Collection of garden waste restarts from Monday 11 May

Subscriptions for 2020-21 will run until mid-May 2021.

Many subscribers’ collection day and dates have changed. It’s important that people reread the letter that came with their bin sticker or check the Somerset Waste website