Bins, Rubbish and Recycling

Mendip District Council is responsible for the kerbside collection of household/ garden waste and recycling. These services are carried out on our behalf by the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP).

The Somerset Waste Partnership website contains a range of helpful information about waste and recycling. Visit their site to find out more about:

The Somerset Waste Partnership encourages waste reduction, reuse and recycling to avoid costly and wasteful landfill and to protect our environment. Somerset residents already achieve a recycling rate of over 50% and SWP is working with local communities to increase this to 60% and beyond.

Funding is provided by each local authority partner for their services, with district councils responsible for kerbside collections and the county council for recycling sites and waste disposal. SWP is governed by a joint board made up of two councillors from each of the six partner authorities.

Refuse, recycling or food waste must be put out for collection by 7am on the correct day.
Advice on any delays or disruption to services
Help is available to those who require assistance with their waste and recycling collections.
All householders across Mendip can subscribe to a fortnightly garden waste collection service, which is chargeable.
A free weekly clinical waste collection service is available to private households.
The Somerset Waste Partnership operates a bulky waste collection service for household items.
To order new or replacement recycling, refuse and garden waste bins please follow the guidance.
To cut congestion, improve services and enhance safety, from Monday 3 October 2016 there are new measures in place at all recycling sites that will affect a small minority of residents using vans or trailers for household waste.