AS Recycle More gets ready to launch in South Somerset, residents are being urged not to stockpile.

The scheme, which launches at the end of June, means residents can now recycle plastic pots, tubs and trays, as well as cartons, small household electricals and batteries.

However, Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) are asking people not to stockpile ready for the new collections.

This is because extra loads will make the first new collections harder for crews and vehicles.

Mickey Green, SWP managing director, said: “We want the new service to get off to a flying start and that will be easier if the first collections are not inundated.

“So, please carry on recycling as normal until Recycle More starts, making full use of your local recycling centres.”

Residents can recycle these items at recycling centres in Yeovil, Chard and Crewkerne. Castle Cary and Somerton will take everything apart from cartons.

Last week, residents in South Somerset received leaflets introducing the new scheme.

A second leaflet is due to arrive in the week beginning June 7, which will include further details about what goes where and when it will be collected.

Recycle More also means rubbish will be collected every three weeks, instead of two.

The extended service was first launched at the end of October in Mendip, where there has been around 100 tonnes of extra recycling collected each week.