Bins are emptied on Thursday mornings, unless there has been a Bank Holiday in which case collections are a day later (usually Friday, but check the Somerset Waste website)


Please see and below for details on what can and cannot be recycled.          


Use brown food waste bins for all cooked and raw food, including:


Fruit and vegetables

Meat and Fish

Cheese and egg shells

Bread, pasta, cereal

Tea bags and coffee grounds


Use green recycling boxes for:


Paper including newspapers, magazines, leaflets, printed paper, white envelopes and telephone directories

Glass bottles and jars

Aluminium foil (clean, not paper or plastic backed)

Clothes (bagged to keep dry)

Shoes (tied in pairs and bagged)

Car batteries 


Use black recycling boxes for:


Food and drinks cans

Plastic bottles only (no tops)

Cardboard (flattened) - clean packaging card, corrugated card and greetings cards

Brown envelopes


Please do not put out:


Drink cartons or Tetra Pak

Broken glass, Pyrex, window glass, tableware, light bulbs

Plastic pots, tubs or film

Plastic bottles used for engine oil and garden or DIY chemicals

Household batteries

Business waste for recycling






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