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Make a date with your festive collections

Make a date with your festive collections

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Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) is asking residents to make a date with their revised rubbish and recycling collection days over the festive period.

Public holidays mean collections always change over Christmas and New Year. And, with the festive period usually meaning more waste to recycle and dispose of, it is important that everyone knows their days so they do not miss a collection.

The revised schedule for recycling and rubbish is below. Every Somerset resident can check their collection days, for now and the rest of the year, using the My Collection Day feature on the somersetwaste.gov.uk website.

Usual day                                Revised collection day

Thursday 24 December               NO CHANGE

Friday 25 December                    Monday 28 December

Monday 28 December                 Tuesday 29 December

Tuesday 29 December                 Wednesday 30 December

Wednesday 30 December            Thursday 31 December

Thursday 31 December               Saturday 2 January

Friday 1 January                         Monday 4 January

Monday 4 January                      Tuesday 5 January

Tuesday 5 January                      Wednesday 6 January

Wednesday 6 January                 Thursday 7 January

Thursday 7 January                    Friday 8 January

Friday 8 January                         Saturday 9 January

Monday 11 January                     Usual collections resume

As usual, garden waste collections are suspended for two weeks after Christmas Eve to help crews cope with the extra waste that comes with the festive holidays.

They restart on Saturday, 9 January – picking up collections that would usually have taken place on Friday, 8 January. Usual garden waste collections resume from Monday, 11 January.

All 16 of Somerset’s recycling sites will be open their usual winter hours throughout the festive period, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

They are a good option for disposing of large amount of recycling, such as cardboard, and will have special drop-off points for paper gift wrap.

Only paper wrapping paper – minus glitter, tape and decorations – is recyclable and can also go in recycling boxes to be collected from the kerbside. Foil, plastic or glittery wrap cannot be recycled so needs to go in the rubbish bin.

If you have space, real Christmas trees can be composted or turned into a garden wildlife corner.

Garden Waste Service subscribers can leave their decoration-free tree next to their garden waste bin for collection – so long as it is no taller than 6ft and its trunk no wider than 4 inches. Please try and do this within two weeks of the collections restarting.

Everyone without a Garden Waste subscription will need to take their tree, decoration-free, to a recycling site and put it in a garden waste skip. They will not be collected from the kerbside.

SWP Managing Director Mickey Green said: “We encourage people to reduce and reuse but this is always a busy time of year for us, with more people at home and all the waste that Christmas tends to create.

“The good news is that almost all that waste can be recycled in the weekly kerbside collections. Just make sure you know your collection days and it will help everything go smoothly.

“If you have large loads, then a trip to one of the recycling sites may be a good idea.”

For more tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle at this time of year visit www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/festive

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The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

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Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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