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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.

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 Online. 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 icon itself) to view your collection information.  Click here to launch Interactive Mapping Online - Waste Collection.

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

Revised collection dates for Christmas & New Year 2015/2016 pdf icon Revised Waste Collections for Christmas and New Year 2015-2016 [22kb]


  • 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

    A fortnightly garden waste collection service is offered to subscribers using a green wheeled bin or compostable paper sacks sold in packs of ten. Prices and order details are shown below.

  • 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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