Waste and recycling

What and where can I recycle?

BANK HOLIDAY UPDATE: Recycling sites remain on their usual timetables, with all 16 open 9am-4pm on the bank holiday Saturday and Sunday weekend.12 sites will be open 9am-6pm on Bank Holiday Monday, 31 August: Bridgwater, Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Frome, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wells, Williton, Yeovil.

For the most update to date information on how COVID-19 is affecting recycling sites, visit our waste and recycling update page

Find out what can and can't go in your black and green recycling boxes.

Some rubbish that cannot be collected can still be recycled at a recycling centre. For example, drinks cartons and large amounts of cardboard. Find your nearest recycling centre on the SWP website.

About a third of your household waste can easily be composted, rather than being sent to landfill sites. Find out information about how and what you can compost at home.

For information on what should and should not be put in your back bin, visit household waste guidance.

Find further information on food waste and compostable liners.

There are also printable leaflets with useful information on waste containers.

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