Somerset Waste Partnership new multi-coloured trucks take to streets of Burnham-On-Sea

Rubbish collections after the Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 25th May will be running one day later, it has been confirmed by Somerset Waste Partnership.

The week’s day changes, from Monday pick-ups on Tuesday to Friday’s on Saturday 30th May, will affect recycling, rubbish and garden waste.  There will also be no bulky waste collections or waste container deliveries on Bank Holiday Monday.

On Bank Holiday Monday, ten recycling sites across Somerset will be open from 9am-6pm including Highbridge’s Isleport Centre, plus Bridgwater, Chard, Frome, Street, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Williton, Yeovil.

Restrictions on access and materials, including odd and even number plated vehicles on different days, remain in place, visit for details.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Somerset waste Partnership is highlighting vital waste safety advice for residents to keep themselves and staff safe:

  • Take care when handling waste, including washing hands before and after putting out recycling and rubbish for collection.
  • Disinfect waste container handles.
  • Put no tissues, cleaning cloths, gloves or masks in recycling.
  • If they have coronavirus symptoms or are in a household with someone showing symptoms, they should double bag tissues, gloves and disposable cleaning cloths, keep these bags separate from other waste for at least 72 hours in their home, and then add the bags to their rubbish.

And residents are urged to help crews work faster and more efficiently to complete their rounds with simple steps:

  • Sort and segregate materials without using carrier bags in recycling boxes.
  • Rinse containers and, if safe, flatten or squash everything except glass and aerosols.
  • Get boxes and bins out by 7am on collection day and leave them out late so crews can reach as many homes as possible.
  • Park carefully so waste trucks – and fire engines and ambulances – can get through.

For more information on kerbside services, recycling sites, and on COVID19 and waste, visit:


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