Somerset Waste Partnership have announced that from Monday 8th June, Somerset’s recycling site will be open for normal summer hours, and will accept a greater range of materials:

  • NEW: Plastic pots, tubs and trays (recycled in UK)
  • NEW: Small household electrical items – irons, toasters etc (recycled in UK)
  • NEW: Paint (water-based recycled in UK; other paint landfilled in Somerset)
  • NEW: Man-made wood – chipboard, MDF, etc (recycled in UK)
  • NEW: Natural wood – untreated timber, tree trunks, etc. (recycled in UK)
  • Rubbish – material you would usually put in your black rubbish bin, excess black bags not taken by kerbside collections (landfilled in Somerset)
  • Bulky items, such as furniture and mattresses (landfilled in Somerset)
  • Garden waste (composted in Somerset)
  • Large household electrical items – white goods, TVs etc (recycled in UK)
  • Hazardous household chemicals, such as solvents, garden chemicals, paint thinners and antifreeze (treated and disposed of in UK)
  • Cooking oil, in disposable containers of up to five litres (recycled in UK)
  • Engine oil, in disposable containers of up to five litres (recycled in UK)
  • Metals (recycled in UK)

Access restrictions

The odds and even number plate access system has now ended. However, SWP continue to highlight the likelihood of long waiting times due to social distancing measures, and the remaining restrictions on access include:

  • A maximum of two people per household will be permitted.
  • Gloves must be worn while outside your vehicle.
  • Strict social distancing must be adhered to.
  • Trailers and 3.5 tonne vans only between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays. Vans under 3.5 tonnes at all open times. Permits system in operation.


6th June 2020