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.


Somerset Council is committed to maintaining a clean and safe environment for the benefit of everyone in Somerset promoting fairness, economic growth and community safety.

This commitment recognises our responsibility to keep the streets and local environment safe and clear of litter obstructions and deal with other local environmental quality issues. The presence of dumped waste, litter, dog fouling, graffiti and other environmental crime detracts from the image of the area. This can have an adverse impact on inward investment as well as being a potential health and safety issue and contributing to perceptions and fear of crime.

What we can help with

What external agencies can help with

  • Transport Noise (road, rail and aircraft noise), although, we may be able to give you informal advice
  • Drainage (foul sewers and surface water pipes) – phone Wessex Water on 0345 600 4600
  • Drainage (watercourses, land drainage pipes and pollution) – phone the Environment Agency on 03708 506 506

Use of Body Worn Cameras

Somerset Council staff that are authorised to use Body Worn Cameras have the potential to improve the quality of evidence provided by officers carrying out enforcement duties within the Somerset Council area, and therefore increase the proportion of offences brought to justice.

Last reviewed: February 12, 2024 by Sophie

Next review due: August 12, 2024

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