Recycling and waste

RecyclingSomerset Waste Partnership (SWP) manages waste and recycling services on behalf of Taunton Deane Borough Council and all local authorities in Somerset.

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 percent and SWP is working with local communities to increase this to 60 percent 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.