Somerset Council

Your Christmas collections wrapped up

Recycling and refuse collections will once again change over the festive period, please take note to make sure you do not miss your collections.

Usual collection day: Revised collection day:
Monday 25 December Wednesday 27 December
Tuesday 26 December Thursday 28 December
Wednesday 27 December Friday 29 December
Thursday 28 December Saturday 30 December
Friday 29 December Sunday 31 December
Monday 1 January Tuesday 2 January
Tuesday 2 January Wednesday 3 January
Wednesday 3 January Thursday 4 January
Thursday 4 January Friday 5 January
Friday 5 January Saturday 6 January

Recycling site opening

All 16 recycling sites will be open on their usual winter hours over Christmas and New Year, except all close on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Wrapping paper – there will be dedicated ‘pre-sorting areas’ for wrapping paper at each recycling site, please don’t add it to the cardboard skips.

Make sure you know what can and can’t be recycled – try the scrunch test!

  • Step 1: Scrunch the wrapping paper into a tight ball.
  • Step 2: Open your hand to see if the paper stays scrunched together or bounces back open.
  • Step 3: If the paper stays scrunched in a ball, then you know it can be recycled. If it bounces back open then it likely contain foil or plastic and it can't be recycled.

Garden waste collection subscribers

Garden collections will be suspended from Monday 25 December and will resume on Monday 8 January.

If you are a subscriber to our garden waste service, leave your tree, decoration-free, next to your garden waste bin for collection – as long as it is no taller than 6ft. Collections restart on Monday 8 January.