collections today in Burnham area and recycling sites shut
and ice has forced Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) to postpone
all recycling and rubbish collections today (Friday), and to close
all recycling sites including Highbridge's Isleport recycling centre.
spokesman Nick Cater said: "Our priority is the safety of the
public and our staff. The condition of roads and pavements, especially
in more rural and remote areas, has forced this decision."
to improved weather next week, Friday's delayed collections will
be made on Monday.
with missed collections were urged not to contact council customer
services, so the lines can be kept free to assist those who are
80,000 collections across the county will be affected today, and
nine of Somerset's 16 recycling sites would usually be open from
8am to 4pm on a Friday.
waste collections finished early on Thursday as weather conditions
worsened, and recycling sites closed at 3pm.
updated information on collections and recycling sites, see SWP's
SomersetWaste Facebook page and Twitter feed, or visit: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk.