‘Check it and keep it’ is the message for residents in the former Mendip and South Somerset areas when their Somerset Council waste service guides start to arrive next week.

Recycling and rubbish collection days will change in June for more than 92,000 residents in these areas and the guides, which include an updated collection calendar, will begin to arrive next week, detailing collection days for the next twelve months.

Every household in the former Mendip and South Somerset areas will get a guide. Residents with a change of collection day will have received a letter letting them know that things are changing.

The new guides are funded by the council’s collections contractor SUEZ recycling and recovery UK.

The changes will make rounds more efficient and manageable for crews, while reducing mileage and carbon emissions.

Cllr Dixie Darch, Executive Lead Member for Climate and Environment said:

“Please check your guide and keep it safe. Changes begin from Monday 17 June. It’s important you take a note, as unfortunately we won’t be able to return to households where bins and boxes have been put out on the wrong day.”

“Residents wishing to check their days now, can do so using our online look-up and calendar download tool. All residents (whether part of the first or second phase of changes) can download a copy of their service guide.

“It is important that residents know what is happening. We are sending two mailings to help reduce the chance of residents not receiving this important information.”

Some residents with collection changes may also have an additional one-off collection of their rubbish on either Saturday, 15 or 22 June. Residents should check their letter for details, if it is not mentioned then the household will not need an extra collection.

If residents have any questions about the upcoming changes they can visit the Council’s website for further information: www.somerset.gov.uk/reroute.

Changed collection days were introduced in the rest of the county earlier in the year.


An example of a service guide

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May 29, 2024


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