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Waste and recycling

South Somerset District Council is responsible for waste collection such as kerbside recycling, emptying of household wheelie bins, collection of black bags and garden waste.

Somerset County Council is responsible for waste disposal, such as Household Waste Recycling Centres, landfill sites and more.

The waste collection and recycling is managed by Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), on behalf of the five district councils in Somerset. For information on adverse weather, bulky waste, business waste, clinical waste, composting your waste, food waste, hazardous waste (including asbestos), kerb side recycling, recycling centres, and more visit the SWP website.

Recycle More is coming to South Somerset this June. Recycle More allows you to recycle more from the kerbside every week. Most people in Somerset are recycling, but we are making it easier for everyone to recycle even more which will reduce waste, protect your environment and help to tackle climate change. Take the first steps to being prepared by making sure you have enough containers and request more online if you don’t.