Recycling and Refuse

Somerset Waste Partnership operates a weekly kerbside collection service for Shipham, Rowberrow and Star.
Collection day usually Wednesday, but later around Bank Holidays.  See schedule below.
Every week:  GREEN BOX - Paper, glass bottles, aluminium foil, clothes, shoes, car batteries.
                     BLACK BOX - Food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, brown envelopes.
                     BROWN BIN - Food waste.
Alternate weeks:  BLACK BIN - Refuse (anything non-recyclable).
(see below)           GREEN BIN - Garden green waste (for which an annual charge is made - see below to join the scheme).
Low energy lightbulbs, fluorescent tubes and sodium lamps are hazardous waste, so please do not put these in your black bin.  Instead, dispose of them at the hazardous waste section of your nearest recycling centre.

For more details of what can and cannot be recycled in the weekly collection, see the Recycling Options attachment below.

Items not covered by weekly collections can be disposed of at a recycling centre - see Recycling Centres for full details.


  8 January  Black bin
15 January  Green bin
22 January  Black bin
29 January  Green bin

  5 February  Black bin
12 February  Green bin
19 February  Black bin
26 February  Green bin

  4 March  Black bin
11 March  Green bin
18 March  Black bin
25 March  Green bin




Please place ONLY plastic bottles in your collection bin.  Most other plastic can be recycled locally in Winscombe or Cheddar. Remember putting the wrong types of plastic in your collection bin could lead to the whole collection being landfilled!


Please do not overfill your collection bins. Ask the council for a second collection bin 
if you really need one.


Stack your food bin on top of the collection bins to stop your recycling from blowing away.



Most major supermarkets will take certain types of plastic film.  See the Plastic Film attachment below.

Try to find plastic-free alternatives for cleaning and disposable products.
See Plastic-Free Ideas attachment below.

Dog walkers please make sure you take plastic dog poo bags home and dispose of them. Please do not leave them on paths and in hedges.
See Dog Fouling attachment below. 
David Williams,
21 Mar 2018, 09:39
David Williams,
21 Mar 2018, 09:40
David Williams,
21 Mar 2018, 09:48
David Williams,
21 Mar 2018, 09:48