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‘Don’t pack too much in’ warns SWP as garden waste collections return

GARDEN waste collections across are restarting next Monday (September 13) after a six week break because of a driver shortage.

But the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) have warned customers not to overfill their bins as those that are considered too heavy may not be collected.

A spokesperson said: “Whatever the crew have accepted before is probably OK. Anything more may well be too much, especially if the lid cannot close. If you have repeatedly added to the contents and let it settle, it is very likely overweight.”

They added: “Eight weeks have been automatically added to your subscription, taking those of most customers through to mid-July next year.

“Until your first new collection, please continue to minimise garden waste. Consider mowing and pruning less, and mulching grass cuttings to retain moisture and reduce weeds.

“The six-week suspension allowed redeployed staff to support vital recycling and rubbish pick-ups.

“Apologies for the disruption and thank you for your help and patience.”

To check your collection days or to find out more visit somersetwaste.gov.uk.

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