Check if you have a one-off collection of rubbish

Residents in parts of Somerset are being reminded they may have an extra, one-off Saturday rubbish collection in February.

The extra collections for some households will ensure no-one goes more than three weeks between rubbish collections when a new set of routes and collection days start from 12 February.

The 35,000 households due to have the one-off collection – on either 10, 17 or 24 of February – will have received a letter in January to explain the changes.

Only residents in the former Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton and a small part of South Somerset could be affected.

Anyone unsure if they have one of these extra Saturday collections can use the online lookup feature: www.somerset.gov.uk/reroute. A PDF version of the updated service guide and collection calendar can also be downloaded.

Residents in the following towns and surrounding villages should check if they have an extra rubbish collection. Not every household in these locations will have an extra collection, but some will.

Saturday 10 FebruarySaturday 17 FebruarySaturday 24 February
AxbridgeBishops LydeardBridgwater
Bishops LydeardBridgwaterChard
BridgwaterChardHinton St George
ChardIlminsterIlminster
CheddarMineheadLangport
DulvertonNether StoweyMinehead
HighbridgeTauntonNether Stowey
Hinton St GeorgeWellingtonSouth Petherton
IlminsterWillitonTaunton
MineheadWatchet
Nether Stowey
South Petherton
Street
Taunton
Watchet
Wedmore
Wellington
Wells
Williton
Winscombe
Wiveliscombe

Residents are reminded to re-download their collection schedule to their smart phone or tablet from Monday 12 February.

More than 120,000 residents covering the former Sedgemoor and Somerset West and Taunton areas, as well as a small part of South Somerset, will have a change to their collection.

Residents may have:

  • a change to collection day
  • a change in week that their rubbish is collected
  • a one-off extra rubbish collection

There will be no changes to:

  • collection days for garden waste subscribers
  • clinical waste collections
  • communal property collections with shared collections (such as blocks of flats, houses of multiple occupancy and retirement developments)
  • schools waste collections

The changes will make rounds more efficient and manageable for crews, whilst reducing mileage and carbon emissions.

The new guides and their delivery came at no extra cost to Somerset Council. They are funded by the council’s collections contractor Suez Recycling and Recovery UK.