Recycling & Refuse

Shipham Collection Days

Weekly Kerbside Collection

Somerset Waste Partnership operates a weekly kerbside collection service for Shipham, Rowberrow and Star.

Collection days (from 28-Feb-22) Monday and Tuesday, but a day later after Bank Holidays.

Wednesday Every Week Until 28-Feb-22:

GREEN RECYCLING BOX - Paper, glass bottles, aluminium foil, clothes, shoes, car batteries.

BLACK RECYCLING BOX - Food and drinks cans, plastic bottles, cardboard, brown envelopes.


Monday From 28-Feb-22 Every Week :

  • BLUE RECYCLING BAG - plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays, food and drink tins and cans, foil and aerosols

  • GREEN RECYCLING BOX - glass bottles and jars, and cartons (such as Tetra Pak)

  • BLACK RECYCLING BOX - paper and cardboard

  • BROWN RECYCLING BIN - cooked and uncooked food waste

  • CARRIER BAG - small household batteries and small electrical items

Monday From 28-Feb-22 Every 3 Weeks :

BLACK REFUSE BIN - Refuse (anything non-recyclable).

Tuesday Fortnightly :

GREEN GARDEN BIN - Garden green waste (for which an annual charge is made - see below to join the scheme).

Hazardous Waste

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.

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

Green Garden Bin Collection Service

If you do not have a green bin, and want to use the Green Bin Collection Service, e-mail the District Council at: or phone 0300 303 7800

Shipham First School Recycling Centre

Shipham First School now has its own Recycling Centre in the school car park, for the following items only:

  • Pens, including felt-tips and Tippex or similar products.

  • Toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes.

  • Printer ink cartridges.

Please note - the large hoppers are for school use only

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!

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

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

More Recycling Tips

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

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.

Shipham Environmental Action Group

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