Garden waste collections suspended in three districts due to snow disruption
Garden waste collections are being suspended in three districts to help crews catch up with waste services disrupted by bad weather.
Somerset Waste Partnership managing director Steve Read has asked residents to be patient, especially those with garden waste collections in Mendip, South Somerset and Taunton Deane.
He said: "Collection crews are working many extra hours to return collections to normal as soon as possible.
"We have faced days of disruption due to the bad weather and are now having to suspend garden waste collections from Friday, January 25 in Mendip, South Somerset and Taunton Deane.
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"Quantities of garden waste being put out have been very low and these collection crews and vehicles will be much more effective in helping clear any backlog of missed refuse collections.
"Scheduled garden waste services should resume within two weeks, so we expect those with these paid-for collections to miss only one collection."
Householders are reminded that in bad weather, refuse and recycling should continue to be put out by 7am on usual collection days.
If missed due to bad weather, they are advised to put out recycling by 7am for up to three working days and refuse by 7am for up to five working days.
If still missed after that, take it back in and put it out again on the next usual collection day and the crews will take extra materials.
Full information on current services and catch-up arrangements are posted on Somerset Waste Partnership's website at www.somersetwaste.gov.uk.