Changes and charges for Street, Dulcote and all Recycling Centres

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By NickCaterSWP | Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 12:16

Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) will introduce reduced hours and new charges for tyres, soil, rubble, and gas bottles at all Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Sites from Monday 4 April.

 

The changes are part of a comprehensive savings package agreed by SWP’s governing Board to help it meet a funding reduction of £1.9 million over two years required by Somerset County Council.

 

A pay-per-use fee of £2 will also be introduced on Monday 4 April to keep open the four Recycling Centres that were at risk of closure: Coleford, Crewkerne, Dulverton and Middlezoy. The visitor fee requires a change in their legal status to become Community Recycling Sites. 

 

All Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Sites will be open 40 hours a week year-round, with each centre shut two days a week on a staggered rota so half remain open.

 

The new charges for residents will range from £6-£35 for various sizes of gas bottles; £3.30-£4.20 for car tyres and £45.60 for “general commercial” tyres; and £2.90-£116 for soil or rubble.

 

See below for details of the new hours and charges, which will shortly be advertised in local press and are also available from each Recycling Centre and Community Recycling Site, on the SWP website at http://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk or by calling Somerset Direct on 0845 345 9188.

 

Opening Hours for Recycling Centres and Community Recycling Sites

 

Timetable A (Castle Cary, Cheddar, Coleford CRS, Crewkerne CRS, Dulverton CRS, Middlezoy CRS, Street, Wellington, Williton)

Mon 8am-7pm

Tue-Wed 8am-4pm

Thu-Fri Closed

Sat 8am-4pm

Sun 8am-1pm

 

Timetable B (Bridgwater, Chard, Dulcote, Frome, Highbridge, Minehead, Somerton, Taunton, Yeovil)

Mon8am-7pm

Tue-Wed Closed

Thu-Fri 8am-4pm

Sat 8am-4pm

Sun 8am-1pm

 

Mendip

A  Coleford CRS (£2 fee) – Newbury Lane BA3 5RU - Timetable A

B  Dulcote – Dulcote Hill BA5 3PZ

B  Frome – Manor Furlong, Manor Road BA11 4RN

A  Street – Farm Road (A39) BA16 0BB

 

Sedgemoor

B  Bridgwater – Saltlands Avenue, Chiltern Trinity TA6 3JG

A  Cheddar – Wedmore Road BS27 3EB

B  Highbridge – Isleport Business Park, Bennett Rd TA9 4PW

A  Middlezoy CRS (£2 fee) – Greylake (off A361) TA7 9BP 

 

South Somerset

A  Castle Cary – Dimmer, Dimmer Lane BA7 7NR

B  Chard – Beeching Close TA20 1BB

A  Crewkerne CRS (£2 fee) – Blacknell Lane Ind. Est. TA18 7HE

B  Somerton – Bancombe Road Industrial Estate TA11 6SB

B  Yeovil – Artillery Road, Lufton Trading Estate BA22 8RP

 

Taunton Deane

B  Taunton – Crown Industrial Estate, Priorswood TA2 8QY

A  Wellington – Poole Brickworks, Nynehead TA21 9HW

 

West Somerset  

A  Dulverton CRS (£2 fee) – Brushford Road TA22 9AA

B  Minehead – Mart Road Industrial Estate TA24 5BJ

A  Williton – Roughmoor Industrial Estate TA4 4RA

 

Charges (inc. VAT)

Gas Bottles

Per Bottle (5kg) £6.00

Per Bottle (10 -20kg) £12.00

Per Bottle (specialist cylinders) £35.00

 

Soil & Hardcore

Per Bag (up to 50kg) £2.90

Small Van or Trailer (250kg) £14.50

Medium Van or Trailer (500kg) £29.00

Large Van or Trailer (one tonne) £58.00

Lorries or Trailer (over one tonne) £116.00

 

Car Tyres

Un-rimmed £3.30

Rimmed £4.20

 

Commercial Tyres

General commercial £45.60

 

Further information:

http://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk

Somerset Direct 0845 345 9188

 

 

 

      

Comments

       
  • Profile image for GlastoHippy

    I didn't know Street had the facility for tetrapak recycling, so thanks for clarifying that. I know once upon a time there was an option to send them to Scotland but it involved posting them and was quite expensive; I'd prefer not to use tetrapaks but I use non-dairy milk products due to an intolerence of dairy and I can't find any that use alternative packaging to tetrapaks...otherwise I would do so. I do recycle where I can and have been doing so for years - long before it became a big thing, but like most I'm not perfect!

    By GlastoHippy at 16:30 on 30/03/11

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  • Profile image for NickCaterSWP

    Flytipping penalties can be severe; identifying offenders - spotting and reporting them, or checking waste for clues - is often a problem, so we should all stay alert to this crime. Much of it appears to be carried out by small businesses, which would not have access to household Recycling Centres and should pay for their waste to be removed. Beverage cartons are taken by some Recycling Centres, including Street and Dulcote, but not yet at the kerbside. Some types of such cartons are sophisticated constructions of paper, plastic and aluminium that we have to send to Sweden for recycling. If you are committed to recycling, you may find it easier to buy beverages and foods in glass jars, cans or plastic bottles. Regards, NickSWP

    By NickCaterSWP at 16:13 on 30/03/11

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  • Profile image for GlastoHippy

    Penalties should be made more severe for those that do fly tip I guess; I don't know how many prosecutions for it there are in the central Somerset area per year, but I expect not many.

    Also any idea if/when there are plans to pick up tetrapaks from the kerbside? I recycle most of my waste already but these are the main cause of concern. I don't have a car and even if I did I don't know if they are collected for recycling in Street. Any ideas NIck?

    By GlastoHippy at 15:56 on 30/03/11

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  • Profile image for NickCaterSWP

    Between skips for DIY projects, home composting, returning items to suppliers and Freecycle, there are plenty of ways to reduce or avoid the charges, which start 8am Monday, without illegal flytipping. BTW, Somerset Waste Partnership services - 52 kerbside recycling collections, 26 rubbish collections, and the Recycling Centre/Community Recycling Site network - cost householders on average £142.80 a year, or about 10% of the typical Band D council tax bill. Regards, NickSWP

    By NickCaterSWP at 15:00 on 30/03/11

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  • Profile image for GlastoHippy

    Hmm, I can see that these charges may well lead to an increase in fly tipping in the area. There are plenty out there who will think they are already paying enough in their council tax for all sorts of things that they now seem required to stump up extra for.

    By GlastoHippy at 14:44 on 30/03/11

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