Kerbside recycling and waste collections during Glastonbury Festival

Early waste action over Glastonbury traffic.

Residents in Mendip with waste collections during the Glastonbury Festival are being urged to take early action to guard against disruption.

While no changes to collections are planned, householders are being given clear advice:

  • Put out waste the night before in case collections happen earlier in the day.
  • Consider using a recycling site rather than waiting for a kerbside collection.
  • Ensure all rubbish bin lids are closed with no extra waste outside the bin.
  • Segregate recycle box items (without using carrier bags) to speed up pick-ups.
  • Rinse all containers and squash everything except glass and aerosols.
  • Check latest news on Somerset Waste Partnership website and other media.

Mickey Green, Managing Director for Somerset Waste Partnership, which manages all recycling and rubbish collections across Somerset, is asking for people's support during this year's festival to make sure everything goes to plan:

"We're keen to ensure that collections run as smoothly as possible during the festival and that any inconvenience to householders is kept to an absolute minimum, so we're asking for people's help this year. Putting recycling and bins out the night before (or sorting in advance and taking to a recycling site) can really help the crews start collections earlier, making sure that everyone's recycling and rubbish gets collected when it should."

Residents can use the following local recycling sites where needed:

  • Frome, open seven days a week, 9am-6pm weekdays, 9am-4pm Saturday-Sunday.
  • Wells, open six days a week, 9am-6pm Monday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday-Sunday.
  • Cheddar and Street, open five days a week, 9am-6pm Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, 9am-4pm Saturday-Sunday.
  • Somerton, open five days a week, 9am-6pm Wednesday-Thursday-Friday, 9am-4pm Saturday-Sunday.
  • Castle Cary, open four days a week, 9am-6pm Monday-Tuesday, 9am-4pm Saturday-Sunday.