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Waste and recycling in Sedgemoor

Information about waste and recycling collections (including bank holiday collections), Sort IT Plus, reporting a missed collection, garden waste collections, household waste recycling centres, recycling banks, flooding and more.

Please place your refuse and recycling on the edge of your property by 7:00am on your collection day, and no earlier than the night before.

Sedgemoor District Council's waste and recycling services are managed by the Somerset Waste Partnership. Sedgemoor District Council retains responsibility for deciding the nature and type of services it provides, setting the level of charges for some services, and providing the customer service centre to handle customer enquiries.

Flooded? Household and Garden Waste and Recycling advice:

For households affected by flooding- where bins have been lost/damaged by floodwater- all waste and recycling bins will be replaced free of charge. Once you can return to your property, or the area is again accessible for bin delivery, please contact Sedgemoor Direct on 0845 4082543 or local rate 01278 435435.

Where customers have been evacuated, or collections suspended, please note all payments for garden waste customers will be suspended for 14/15. There will be a free service for all residents affected by the flooding who will be re-joining the scheme later in the budget year 14/15.  There is no need to contact us to suspend the service but please call us when you want to re-join by contacting Sedgemoor Direct on 0845 4082546 or local rate 01278 435435.

Household waste collection days

Recycling and food waste is collected on a weekly basis, whilst general refuse will be collected once per fortnight, normally in a wheeled bin provided by Sedgemoor District Council.

You can find your collection day within Interactive Mapping on Line. Having launched the application, enter your postcode and select your house from the list. Next, click within the boundary of your property (not on the house itself) to view the information.  Click here to launch Interactive Mapping Online.

Alternatively you can contact Sedgemoor District Council's Customer Services on the above telephone number, who can send a printed copy out to you.

Christmas and New Year collection days for 2014/15

Collection day alterations provided by the Somerset Waste Partnership are available here:
pdf icon Christmas and New Year 2014 Waste Collections [35kb]

  • Bulky waste, clinical waste and assisted collections

    How to arrange a bulky item or clinical waste collection, or an assisted collection.

  • Disruption due to weather conditions

    Find information about the impact to the waste and recycling services in the event of severe weather conditions

  • Food waste collections

    A kitchen caddy and special external bin, with a lockable lid, are provided for weekly food waste collections to most households in Somerset. Caddy liners can be purchased from a wide range of local shops.

  • Garden waste collection service

    Sedgemoor District Council provides an optional fortnightly garden waste collection service using either a green wheelie bin or special paper sacks. The annual charge for this service is £46.50.

  • Household waste recycling centres

    There is a network of recycling centres throughout Somerset providing a wide range of facilities to recycle household waste and accepting bulky and hazardous household waste for disposal. These centres are provided by Somerset County Council and managed by the Somerset Waste Partnership.

  • Recycling banks

    Sedgemoor District Council provides a network of recycling banks in car parks in most towns and villages across Sedgemoor. This link will take you to Somerset Waste Partnerships website, for a list of recycling banks and materials that can be recycled.

  • Report a missed waste collection

    Please fill out a Report It form if you would like to report a problem.

  • Re-use your unwanted furniture and household appliances

    Instead of throwing unwanted furniture and household appliances away, you can arrange to have suitable items collected and re-used by local furniture reuse projects.

  • Somerset Waste Partnership

    The Somerset Waste Partnership provides advice on all aspects of waste and recycling, including advice to businesses. See here for further information and to find out what other services they provide.

  • Sort IT Plus Recycling Collections

    In Sedgemoor the new SORT IT PLUS recycling service has been introduced to all parts of the District.

  • Talks to schools and interested groups

    Sedgemoor District Council provides talks and presentations to schools and other interested groups through the Somerset Waste Action Programme. Find further information here and how to request a talk.


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