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.
  

   
WEEKLY COLLECTIONS

24 October  Green bin
31 October  Black bin
  7 November  Green bin
14 November  Black bin
21 November  Green bin
28 November  Black bin



   

TIPS FOR RESPONSIBLE RECYCLING

    

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.
https://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/article/1928/Request-a-replacement-bin-or-recycling-container

 

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

 

MORE RECYCLING TIPS

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. 
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David Williams,
21 Mar 2018, 09:39
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David Williams,
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