Somerset Council is reminding residents that waste collections will be a day later during the week of the August bank holiday.

Crews will be collecting all waste a day later during week beginning Monday 28 August. This includes recycling, refuse and garden collections.

If your recycling and/or refuse is usually collected on a Monday, then it will be collected on a Tuesday, if your usual day is a Tuesday, it will be collected on a Wednesday and so on. That includes collections that would usually take place on Friday 1 September taking place on Saturday 2 September.

To help crews speed up collections, please present boxes, bags and bins by 7am on the day of collection, or the night before.

With waste collections a day later a higher volume of waste is likely. Squashing, crushing and flattening waste can help to reduce the number of trips crews need to make to empty trucks and so speed up collections and reduce missed collections.

All 16 recycling sites will be open as usual at weekends, 9am to 4pm. If opening Mondays is part of their normal opening pattern, they will be open on Bank Holiday Mondays 28 August from 9am to 6pm. For opening times and to find a full list of what can be recycled please visit: Household recycling collections.

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August 22, 2023

Isabella Cole

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