27 May 2024Fireworks at Brean Leisure Park

Residents are advised that there will be fireworks at dusk at Brean Leisure Park on Saturday 1st June, Saturday 31st August and Saturday 2nd November 2024.

06 May 2024May bank holidays bring changes to waste collections

Somerset Council are reminding residents that waste collections will change during May as bank holidays start and end the month.

During the weeks beginning Monday 6 May, and Monday 27 May, collections of recycling, refuse and garden waste will be one day later than usual.

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.

This includes collections that would usually take place on Friday 10 May and Friday 31 May taking place on Saturday 11 May and Saturday 1 June respectively.

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 that teams need to make to empty their trucks, as well as creating more space in resident’s containers.

All 16 recycling sites will be open as usual at weekends, 9am to 4pm. And, if opening on a Monday is part of their normal opening pattern, they will be open on both Bank Holiday Mondays (6 May and 27 May), from 9am to 6pm. For opening times and to find a full list of what can be recycled please visit: www.somerset.gov.uk/recycling-collections

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27 March 2024Spring into Easter and check your collection days

The upcoming Easter weekend means changes to recycling and rubbish collections across the county.

Collections that would usually happen on Good Friday, 29 March, will take place on Saturday, 30 March instead.

There are no collections on Easter Monday, 1 April, and Easter week collections are one day later, including Friday collections taking place on Saturday 6 April.

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 that teams need to make to empty their trucks, as well as creating more space in residents’ containers.

As well as changes to collections, the county’s Recycling Sites will revert to their summer opening hours from Monday, 1 April.

All sites will remain open from 9am to 4pm on weekends, midweek sites will be open from 9am to 6pm. Opening days vary from site to site, check recycling site opening times online before you visit.

Somerset Council are asking residents to be “good eggs” this Easter and recycle as much as possible. Almost all Easter egg packaging can be recycled in weekly kerbside collections.

·       Cardboard box – flattened and into your black recycling box.

·       Aluminium foil – scrunched and into your Bright Blue bag.

·       Plastic mould – into your Bright Blue Bag.

Not yet recyclable at the kerbside or at our recycling sites are chocolate bar and sweet wrappers, plastic bags and plastic-foil pouches, plastic ‘windows’ in boxes, and similar thin-soft plastic film.

Many of these plastics can be dropped off at supermarkets and some are taken in TerraCycle recycling schemes. Please check where you shop or have a look at the Council’s guide to supermarket and TerraCycle recycling schemes.

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