Coronavirus-related staff shortages have led to missed recycling collections today Friday 12 February from some streets in: Ansford, Castle Cary, Milborne Port, Pitcombe, Somerton and Wyke Champflower in South Somerset.
For these Friday collections, crews will return tomorrow Saturday 13 February from 6am.
List of all affected roads below (if missed elsewhere, report as usual after 7pm on due day via My Waste Services at https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/).
Rubbish, garden waste, clinical and bulky waste collections are NOT affected.
For more recycling space, flatten and tear up card; rinse, quash and put tops back on plastic bottles; rinse and – if safe – crush cans. Stack boxes locked food bin on top.
If materials cannot be stored or would present a health or fire risk, all recycle sites are on their usual schedules for essential visits only, and can take all kerbside materials for recycling.
The only exception is food waste, which should be double bagged and put in your rubbish, or added to the energy-from-waste skip at any recycling site.
All recycle site details, including essential safety measures: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/allatall/
Recycling checklist: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling-collections/
If you need extra recycling containers, order them via My Waste Services at: https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/
Please observe all coronavirus safety advice for kerbside collections, including washing/sanitising hands before and after handing waste containers, disinfecting handles, and maintaining social distance from waste staff.
For an explanation of coronavirus safety measures for collection crews and this month’s change to 6am starts, see: https://www.facebook.com/SomersetWaste/posts/3741870462515672
Apologies, Somerset Waste Partnership
Roads expected to be missed (Friday collections returning Saturday in South Somerset.):
South Somerset: Ansford, Castle Cary, Pitcombe, Wyke Champflower, plus Milborne Port and Somerton
Lower Woodcock Street
Old Station Lane
Sherborne Road in Milborne Port
The Triangle in Somerton