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Recycle More

Recycle More has come to South Somerset which will expand recycling collections across the district at your doorstep.

See for full details on the scheme.

What is Recycle More?

Most people in Somerset are recycling and Recycle More makes it easier for everyone to do even more, helping protect the environment, tackle climate change and save taxpayers’ money.

The new service adds the following items to weekly recycling collections:

  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • Food and drink cartons
  • Small batteries
  • Small electrical items

Watch the video below for an introduction to Recycle More.

How does Recycle More work?

Every home will have a new recycling container – a ‘Bright Blue Bag’

Deliveries are still being made for Blue bags right up until next Tuesday 29 June. If you have not had your blue bag yet, please check first if your street has been delivered, do your immediate neighbours have blue bags yet? If they have had their blue bags and you have been missed, you can request a blue bag here 

People will need to put different things into different containers, with the bag used for plastic pots, tubs, and trays; and metal items like tins, cans, tin foil and empty aerosols.

Image showing what materials go in which container

Extra weekly recycling means far less rubbish, so rubbish bins or black sacks will be collected every three weeks instead of every two. Collection days will change for around a third of residents.

Garden and clinical waste pick-ups will not change with Recycle More.

Watch this video which explains how Recycle More works in practice.

You can now use the live chatbox facility on the Somerset Waste Partnership website to ask any questions you might have. Visit their website and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find 'Ask a question'. Select this option and this will bring up the chatbox feature. 

More details about Recycle More can be found on the Somerset Waste Partnership website. For information about how to reduce and reuse your waste, visit somersetwaste and follow @somersetwaste on Twitter and Facebook.

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