RECYCLING collection days in Somerset are set to change next week due to the Easter bank holiday. 

Somerset waste partnership (SWP) are encouraging residents to 'be a good egg' and know what packaging can be recycled and check their changed collection days. 

The expanded Recycle More service means almost all Easter egg packaging can be recycled in weekly kerbside collections.

  • Cardboard box – flattened and into your black recycling box
  • Aluminium foil – scrunched and into your Bright Blue bag
  • Plastic mould – into your Bright Blue Bag

Not yet recyclable at the kerbside or our recycling sites are chocolate bar and sweet wrappers, plastic bags and plastic-foil pouches, plastic “windows” in boxes, and similar thin-soft plastic film.

But most of these plastics can be dropped off at supermarkets and some are taken in TerraCycle recycling schemes. 

Changes to collection days in Somerset are as follows: 

  • There will be no collections on Easter Monday (April 18) 
  • Next weeks collections will be one day later
  • Friday collections will be on Saturday, April 23

You can use the My Collection Day feature at to check your collection days online, download a printable calendar or add your dates to the calendar on your smart device or laptop.