Manages recycling and waste services on behalf of the district councils and county council
This page is about the formation of Somerset Waste Partnership and how it is administered. For Somerset Waste Partnership services please visit www.somersetwaste.gov.uk
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.
The Somerset Waste Board is responsible for agreeing strategies and policies, our job is to deliver first class household recycling and refuse services for Somerset.
By working together as a partnership we save around £1.5 million every year for Somerset.
We are required by the Local Government Transparency Code 2015 to publish details of our existing waste collection contract – you can find details of this and our waste disposal contract in the Information and resources section.
We are responsible for household recycling and waste collection services, recycling sites, most local recycling banks, and Somerset’s household waste disposal facilities. We also promote waste reduction, reuse and recycling.
Thanks to these efforts Somerset has one of the highest recycling rates in the country and continues to improve.
For more information visit www.somersetwaste.gov.uk
Somerset Waste Partnership
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