This page is about the formation of Somerset Waste Partnership and how it is administered. For Somerset Waste Partnership services please visit

We are a unique partnership, managing recycling and waste services on behalf of Mendip, Sedgemoor, South Somerset, and Somerset West and Taunton Council and Somerset County Council.

We are the “executive arm” of the Somerset Waste Board. The Somerset Waste Board is made up of two councillors from each of the councils in Somerset, one of whom is the councillor with special responsibility for the environment in that council.  This means we make savings through working together, but are still accountable to voters in the county.