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South Somerset residents to recycle more

South Somerset residents to recycle more

Dec 21, 2019

Big changes with the collection of rubbish are being planned for South Somerset.

The changes will be phased in over a 2-year period, beginning in June 2020.

The roll-out the ‘Recycle More’ programme by the Somerset Waste Partnership will see a wider range of materials collected at the kerbside. A "re-usable sack" with a 60-litre capacity to store recyclable materials will be supplied to every homeowner, under the new scheme.

The roll-out will be undertaken in five phases as follows:

PHASE ONE (June 29, 2020): Mendip

Key settlements affected: Frome, Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Street, Wells
Number of properties included: 50,392
Local depot: Evercreech

PHASE TWO (September, 2020): South Somerset (eastern part)

Key settlements affected: Bruton, Castle Cary, Wincanton, Yeovil
Number of properties included: 60,434
Local depots: Evercreech and Lufton (Yeovil)

PHASE THREE (June 2021): South Somerset (western part) & Somerset West and Taunton (central and eastern parts)

Key settlements affected: Bishop's Lydeard, Chard, Crewkerne, Ilminster, Taunton, Wellington
Number of properties included: 71,336
Local depots: Bridgwater and Taunton

PHASE FOUR (September 2021): Sedgemoor (as well as small, remaining parts of Mendip & Somerset West and Taunton)

Key settlements affected: Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge, North Petherton
Number of properties: 56,351
Local depots: Bridgwater and Taunton

PHASE FIVE (February 2022): Somerset West and Taunton (former West Somerset area)

Key settlements affected: Minehead, Watchet, Williton
Number of properties: 17,337
Local depot: Williton
 

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