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3 Weekly Collection of Non Recycling could be happening here in Sedgemoor by 2020

3 Weekly Collection of Non Recycling could be happening here in Sedgemoor by 2020

Recycling will continue every week.


Please place your refuse and recycling on the edge of your property by 7:00am on your collection day, and no earlier than the night before.    
Recycling and food waste is collected on a weekly basis, whilst general refuse will be collected once per fortnight, normally in a wheeled bin provided by Sedgemoor District Council. 0845 408 2450
You can find your collection day within Interactive Mapping on Line.  Having launched the application, enter your postcode and select your house from the list. Next, click within the boundary of your property (not on the house itself) to view the information.   

All households have been issued with


• a green recycling box
• a black recycling box
• a brown lockable food waste box, plus brown kitchen caddy
• a black wheeled bin



Sort It Plus Leaflet 

Weekly Green Box 1
Paper - includes newspapers, magazines, leaflets, printed paper, white envelopes and telephone directories.
Glass bottles and jars - please rinse.
Aluminium foil - clean (not paper or plastic backed)
Clothes - bagged to keep dry
Shoes - tied in pairs and bagged
Please do not put clothes or shoes out on a wet day.

Weekly Black Box 2
Food and drinks can
Plastic bottles only - no tops
Cardboard - (flattened) including corrugated, cereal packets and cards
Brown envelopes

The following items cannot be put out for recycling:
Drinks 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 - see below about these.

Weekly Food Waste
Small food waste caddy Keep the caddy in your kitchen. Newspaper can be used to wrap food waste or to line kitchen caddies. Special starch-based compostable liners can also be purchased from retailers throughout Somerset.  You can put the following in: Any raw & cooked food. Meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, bread, pasta, cereal, tea bags, coffee grounds, cheese and egg shells.
Large food waste bin The large food waste bin locks when the handle is fully forward. This prevents spills if the bin is knocked over and protects the contents of the bins from animals. You can line the large bin if you wish with newspapers or approved compostable liners.

Fortnightly refuse

Black wheeled bin Household waste that cannot be collected for recycling
or composting should go in this bin. No garden waste or bulky, heavy or hazardous items.

Household Recycling Centres
The nearest Centres to the Parish are at Highbridge and Bridgwater.
Opening times are as follows:
Saturdays and Sundays 9 am to 4 pm year round
9 am to 6 pm April to September
9 am to 5 pm October to March
Bridgwater open daily except Wednesday
Highbridge open daily except Monday and Tuesday
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Car batteries can be left for kerbside recycling. From 1st February 2010 all large retailers of household batteries are required to provide a drop-off point for used batteries. This should include supermarkets and large newsagents. Batteries can also be left at Household Waste Recycling Centres - nearest one in Cheddar off Wedmore Road.
Further information about recycling can be obtained by accessing the Somerset Waste Partnership website -
Highbridge – Isleport Business Park, Bennett Rd TA9 4PW
Bridgwater – Saltlands Avenue, Chilton Trinity TA6 3JG

Thursday Fortnightly Recycling for Black Wheely Bins

Natural Christmas trees under 6ft can be collected. If you pay for garden waste collections you can put them out on normal garden waste collection days for composting. Otherwise, take to Recycling Centre or put out the tree on your normal refuse collection day between (TBC)         for disposal. Place the tree next to your bin or sack. Remove all decorations.

Bad weather

In the event of severe weather disrupting waste and recycling collection services the following general principles will apply.
Somerset Waste Partnership will try to maintain services, if this can be done safely, in general from gritted roads or those assessed as safe by the collection vehicle driver. Among key factors that apply are: road conditions, access past parked cars, risks to public or crews.
  • If collections are missed, staff will return as soon as conditions improve. Crews will work late and on Saturdays to catch up. Residents should put out refuse or recycling by 7am for three working days; if no collection is made by then, take back in and put out by 7am on the next usual collection day.
  • Extra waste will be accepted alongside containers. Put rubbish in black sacks, recycling in carrier bags and food in covered buckets or with rubbish.
  • Garden and bulky waste collections may be suspended to maintain main services. Clinical waste collections will restart as soon as possible.
  • Recycling sites take recycling (including garden waste) and rubbish (including food waste in black sacks, but only in the “cannot be recycled at this facility” skip). Please check if site is open before travelling.
  • Ensure neighbours, especially elderly or vulnerable, have correct information.
  • Check for guidance and updates on the Somerset Waste Partnership website or our Facebook page and Twitter feed. Alternatively, listen to local radio or check with your local council.

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