They will also be closing the ten recycling sites scheduled to be open tomorrow (Yeovil, Frome, Taunton, Minehead, Poole (Wellington), Bridgwater, Highbridge, Dulcote, Chard and Somerton).
This is a decision based on health and safety risks to staff and the public in what is a potentially very serious and unpredictable weather event.
By making an early call they hope to get information out to the public early, minimise confusion and reduce numbers of waste containers out in the high winds.
Residents scheduled to have a collection are asked not to present their recycling or rubbish for collection tomorrow.
Missed rubbish collections will be returned for on Saturday 19 February. Missed recycling and clinical waste collections will be returned for next Friday, 25 February.
Garden waste collections scheduled for tomorrow will be suspended until subscribers’ next scheduled collection day.
They expect all 16 recycling sites to be open on Saturday and Sunday as usual – though we will keep this under review.
The latest information regarding return collections and recycling site opening will be added to the SWP website. This will be accessible from the homepage somersetwaste.gov.uk
We thank you for your patience and understanding.