Spring Bank Holiday on Monday 27 May means all rubbish and recycling collections will be one day later that week, including Friday collections taking place on Saturday 1 June.
Recycling and rubbish collection days are changing for some households in Mendip and South Somerset. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.


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Biffa Commercial Waste Services

Includes list of materials taken and prices. List from 1 April 2024

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Recycling and Disposal Charges Inclusive of Vehicle Parts

Effective from April 2024

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Hazardous waste items marked in red on the price list need to be accompanied by a Hazardous Waste Transfer Note. Download and complete a copy.

If you are in the building or allied trades, or are carrying waste on behalf of a third party, you must hold a valid waste carrier’s licence from the Environment Agency.

For more information about sites and how to get a Waste Carrier’s Licence, see our frequently asked questions for commercial waste recycling centres.

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Commercial Waste Recycling Centres – FAQs (March 2019)

Frequently asked questions for commercial waste recycling sites

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For other enquiries on using sites, contact Viridor on 01823 422460.

Businesses and vehicle permits

Business users must comply with Somerset Council’s vehicle and trailer permit scheme that aims to cut congestion. Business users do not need and cannot apply for permits.

These vehicles and trailers cannot be used at any Somerset recycling site, but see business user exceptions below:

  • van over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight
  • box van
  • Luton van
  • agricultural vehicle
  • horsebox
  • box trailer
  • trailer over three-metre floor length or with more than one axle
  • any of the following vehicles while towing a trailer:
    • vans
    • pick-ups
    • campervans
    • minibuses
    • Land Rover pick-ups.

Business users can bring commercial waste to business sites using:

  • van up to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight
  • pick-up with single or double cab
  • single-axle trailer up to three-metre floor length towed by a car, including estate
  • 4×4, people carrier
  • car without a trailer

Last reviewed: April 17, 2024 by Ian

Next review due: October 17, 2024

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