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Vandalism delays garden waste and rubbish collections.

Garden waste and rubbish collections across Sedgemoor today will be affected by vehicle vandalism at our contractor’s Bridgwater depot. Please advise residents to leave bins out late.

There may be knock-on effects elsewhere and in future days.

Our apologies if any collection are missed or delayed; SWP will be back as soon as vehicles are repaired. Police investigating – any information, call 101.

For more updates, check:

Waste Collections Start from 6 am

From Somerset Waste Partnership website at:

Recycling and rubbish collections will start daily at 6am from now on due to the high temperatures. Please ensure your bins and boxes are all out in time for the early start (and no earlier than the night before), and note that some collections times may change. The new start time will continue until cooler weather returns. Crews have been reminded to keep the noise down; apologies in advance for the sound of glass and cans. To help crews get your waste collected, please:

  • Sort and roughly segregate materials in boxes without using carrier bags.
  • Rinse all containers and squash all but glass and aerosols.
  • Cut up all large card and flatten all cardboard boxes.

Quick reminder on plastic…

Plastic bottles are the only plastics taken at the kerbside household and food plastic pots, tubs and trays are taken at all 16 recycling sites: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/slider/all-recycling-sites-take-plastic-food-pots-tubs-and-trays/

Tetra Paks, other beverage cartons and single-use plastic-lined coffee cups are taken at 12 recycling sites: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/dozen-recycling-sites-take-single-use-coffee-cups/

More on how to recycle as much as possible …

For more on what we do and do not take at the kerbside for recycling: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling-collections/

For what is taken at recycling sites, their locations and when they are open: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling/centres/


Sedgemoor Customer Service and Member Briefings – 16th April 2018 Changes

Download the latest update here (June 2023)

Click here to view the Plastics Q&A


Click here to view the press release regarding recycling centres summer opening

Click here to view the press release regarding plastics and wood


Somerset Waste Board RESOLVED to: Agree the revised roll-out timetable for the Recycle More collection service and authorise the Managing Director of the Somerset Waste Partnership to vary the roll-out due to the significant uncertainty created by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Please go to https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycle-more/ for the latest information.