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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Opening times

Monday 9am to 6pm
Tuesday 9am to 6pm
Wednesday 9am to 6pm
Thursday 9am to 6pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm

Description

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The camera view for the Taunton recycling centre is currently unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience and are working to restore the service as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT: Summer schedule applies until 30 September, with weekday open sites 9am to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday hours remain 9am to 4pm.

Call the recycling site in advance if taking bulky, hazardous or unusual items, to check disposal requirements or capacity.

All centres are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

All recycling sites accept natural undecorated Christmas trees for composting.

See the charges section below for more information about the disposal of plasterboard.

For safety reasons pedestrian access is not permitted at this recycling centre.

Please note – roofing felt that contains bitumen is classified as a hazardous waste and therefore can only be disposed of via the commercial facility located near the Taunton (Priorswood) recycling centre. Ask site staff for details and for prices see Business Waste Services.

Contact details

Website
Email
Telephone 01823 338615

Centre information

Material Accepted

Asbestos
Batteries
Cans (drink and food)
Cardboard - including hardback books
Commercial waste
Electrical appliances
Fluorescent tubes
Fridges and freezers
Furniture
Garden waste
Gas bottles
Glass bottles and jars
Low-energy light bulbs
Mattresses
Mobile phones
Oil – cooking and engine
Paint, water-based
Paper
Plasterboard
Plastic pots, tubs, trays and all plastic bottles
Refuse
Scrap metal
Shoes (tied in pairs)
Smoke alarms (domestic)
Soil and hardcore
Textiles (clothes etc)
Toner cartridges
Tyres
Vehicle parts
Wood

Material Not Accepted

Ammunition and explosives
Fireworks
Medicines
Mercury
Petrol and diesel
Cartons/Tetra Pak and plastic-lined paper cups

Vehicle Restrictions

When visiting any Somerset recycling site with your household waste, your vehicle or trailer may need a permit. Both vehicle and trailer size are restricted. Permits are free, only available to Somerset residents, and must be displayed on all visits.

Commercial Vehicles

Commercial waste recycling facilities exist at Taunton (Priorswood).

More information on business waste

Please note – roofing felt that contains bitumen is classified as a hazardous waste and therefore can only be disposed of via the commercial facility located near the Taunton (Priorswood) recycling centre. Ask site staff for details and for prices see Business Waste Services.

Charges

Charges

Charges must be paid by card – not cash or cheque – at all sites for disposal of materials not classified as household waste: asbestos; gas bottles; hardcore, including stone, rubble, clay, tiles, ceramic/porcelain sinks, baths, toilets and construction materials; plasterboard; soil; tyres and vehicle parts.

Cash will still be taken by the Reuse Shop in Taunton Recycling Centre.

More information about on site charges

Household waste

There is no charge for the disposal of household waste.

Asbestos disposal

Asbestos is accepted at Taunton (Priorswood), but charges apply and must be paid in advance online. For information on safe disposal and charges for asbestos disposal at recycling centres.

More information about asbestos disposal at recycling centres

Plaster and plasterboard disposal

Plaster and plasterboard are accepted at Taunton (Priorswood). See our Plasterboard disposal at recycling centres page for information about how to pre-book your visit and if you have to pay.

Vehicle parts disposal

Vehicle parts disposal available at Taunton (Priorswood). Charges apply.

More information about vehicle part recycling charges

Location

Address Taunton Recycling Centre, Crown Industrial Estate, Taunton TA2 8QY