Recycling consultation now open

10:35am - 25 June 2021

How we deal with our waste and recycling is going to be one of the big issues in the coming years as the climate emergency intensifies.

We only have one planet and all waste goes somewhere – so we must all rethink waste as something we value.

Locally, we declared a climate emergency in 2019 and since then we’ve been developing a range of measures to tackle the challenge.

We’ve developed a new recycling and waste strategy and now welcome your ideas and feedback.

The strategy looks at what we can do to reduce waste and how we can value our natural resources more by encouraging everyone to reuse, repair and recycle more than they already do.


Our long-term mission is to achieve a ‘zero waste’ North Somerset.

Find out more about the recycling and waste strategy and have your say on the council’s website by Wednesday 18 August.

Helping collection crews in hot weather

Summer heatwaves can make it hard work for recycling and waste crews collecting our kerbside boxes and bins.

During the rest of June, July and August, please put out your containers the night before or no later than 6am.

Crews may start their rounds this early to avoid working in the hottest part of the day.

Here are some other ways to help:

  • wash out your bins and boxes, especially your food waste bin, so they are pleasant for the crew to handle
  • flatten and break down all cardboard so it fits in your recycling box
  • put all disposable PPE, such as masks and gloves, in your general waste
  • sort your recycling boxes.