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Be a good egg this Easter and recycle more

The long Easter weekend is fast approaching and this will bring a change to waste collections.

 Collections will now be:

·     Good Friday 7 April: Friday collections take place on Saturday 8 April.

·     No collections on Easter Monday 10 April.

·     Easter week collections are one day later, including Friday collections on Saturday 15 April.

 Along with changes to collections, Somerset Council are asking residents to be “good eggs” this Easter and recycling as much as possible.

 Almost all Easter egg packaging can be recycled in weekly kerbside collections.

 ·     Cardboard box – flattened and into your black recycling box.

·     Aluminium foil – scrunched and into your Bright Blue bag.

·     Plastic mould – into your Bright Blue Bag.

Not yet recyclable at the kerbside or our recycling sites are chocolate bar and sweet wrappers, plastic bags and plastic-foil pouches, plastic ‘windows’ in boxes, and similar thin-soft plastic film.

Many of these plastics can be dropped off at supermarkets and some are taken in TerraCycle recycling schemes. Please check where you shop or have a look at the Council’s guide to supermarket and TerraCycle:

You can use the My Collection Day feature at to check your collection days online, download a printable calendar or, better still, add your dates to the calendar on your smart device or laptop.

For the latest news, information about services and ways to reduce waste, follow @somersetwaste on Facebook and Twitter

Somerset Council

The new unitary Somerset Council launched on 1 April 2023. The new unitary council will bring together the services provided by the four district councils in Somerset (Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton (SWT), and South Somerset) alongside the services provided by Somerset County Council and Somerset Waste Partnership.

The new Council will continue to work alongside the existing town and parish councils and their role is enhanced through new Local Community Networks.

The new website will replace the 6 websites that are currently being used by residents in Somerset.

On 1 April there will be one website for all your council services. The new Somerset Council website will use this web address:

The UK’s new emergency alert system is now live


The government’s new Emergency Alerts system will be tested nationally on Sunday April 23rd.

An emergency alert is a loud, siren-like sound with a message on the screen of your mobile phone or tablet.

The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile device when lives are in danger. Emergency alerts are sent to compatible mobile devices within an area of risk. They don’t track your location, need your phone number, or collect personal data, and only the emergency services can send them.

You can check an alert is genuine and find out more at