For Immediate Release 26 August 2021
Summer Bank Holiday collections one day later
The changes affect collections of recycling and refuse, as well as assisted collections.
Residents should sort and segregate materials, ensure no recycling – especially food – is in the rubbish bin, and put all waste containers out by 6am.
Recycling sites remain on their usual timetables, with all 16 open 9am-4pm on the bank holiday Saturday and Sunday weekend.
And 12 sites will be open 9am-6pm on Bank Holiday Monday: Bridgwater, Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Frome, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wells, Williton, Yeovil.
All kerbside collections return to their usual schedules from Monday 6 September.
Meanwhile, residents have been reminded that the embers from bank holiday barbecues should be drenched to ensure they do not start a dangerous bin blaze if added to their rubbish.
For details of all collections, check My Collection Day at somersetwaste.gov.uk.
THE YEAR OF CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC
The photograph taken at the Paddock, East Coker in April 2021,with the daffodils in bloom, pictures all the Councillors (socially distanced of course) just before Bridget Sugg retires as Chair.