Waste Collection and Recyling

Waste collection and recycling in Somerset is managed by Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP), on behalf of all of the district councils. District councils are responsible for waste collection (such as kerbside recycling, emptying of household wheelie bins, collection of black bags etc) whilst the county council (Somerset County Council) is responsible for waste disposal, such as Household Waste Recycling Centres, landfill sites and more.   

Follow this link for the latest news from Somerset Waste Partnership SWP Briefing February 2019.pdf and see here for changes to collections following Bank Holidays in 2019.

Recycling Centres

From April 1st 2019 opening times at all Somerset recycling centres will be changing.  Chard, for example, will now be open six days a week.  For details of changes visit Recycling Centres opening times
For further details go to South Somerset Waste Collection 

Kerbside waste collection schedule
Recycling materials are collected weekly, generally on Monday.  Black bin rubbish for landfill is collected on alternate weeks.
Kerb side collection schedule