4th August 2021

Glastonbury Festival traffic jams force 6am catch-up start for waste collections

Catch-up collections after Glastonbury Festival traffic jams caused widespread disruption to waste services will begin at 6am tomorrow (Thursday 23 June).
Somerset Waste Partnership are advising residents expecting a collection today (Wednesday) to leave all containers out until late in case of delays.
But if Wednesday collections are missed, all containers should be put out again by the earlier time of 06:00 Thursday (or late the night before).
To speed up all collections, Somerset Waste Partnership urges residents to sort and segregate materials in boxes, take tops off and rinse all containers, and squash or flatten everything except glass and aerosols.
All materials except food can be recycled at almost all recycling sites, but Somerset Waste Partnership warns householders against adding to the traffic problems.
Since today’s jams could well have knock-on effects, the Thursday-Friday recycling sites open 8am to 4pm are the Big5 of seven-day Bridgwater, Frome, Minehead, Taunton and Yeovil, plus five-day Chard, Highbridge, Somerton and Wells.