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Bank holiday to delay rubbish collections

NO collections on Bank Holiday Monday (August 30) mean recycling and rubbish services are one day later all week, including Friday pick-ups on Saturday, September 4.

The changes affect collections of recycling and refuse, as well as assisted collections.

Residents should sort and segregate materials, ensure no recycling – especially food – is in the rubbish bin, and put all waste containers out by 6am.

Recycling sites remain on their usual timetables, with all 16 open 9am-4pm on the bank holiday Saturday and Sunday weekend.

And 12 sites will be open 9am-6pm on Bank Holiday Monday: Bridgwater, Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Frome, Minehead, Street, Taunton, Wells, Williton, Yeovil.

All kerbside collections return to their usual schedules from Monday 6 September.

Meanwhile, residents have been reminded that the embers from bank holiday barbecues should be drenched to ensure they do not start a dangerous bin blaze if added to their rubbish.

For details of all collections, check My Collection Day at somersetwaste.gov.uk.

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