School goes bananas over food waste

The waste of food that has travelled around the world to reach our plates has sent Somerset schoolchildren bananas. Pupils at St Gilda’s Catholic Primary School in Mary Street, Yeovil, were among the first to join the Schools Against Waste programme backed by the six council partners in Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP). Full story: Read more

All change for Somerset’s waste services

Upgrading Somerset’s waste services is moving ahead fast to take even more materials in kerbside recycling and generate electricity from the smaller amounts of rubbish left over. The changes will involve aligning three multi-million pound contracts: for waste collection, rubbish disposal, and a new fleet of refuse and recycling vehicles, all of which currently begin and end completely separately. Full story: Read more

Save our soil – champions needed: apply now!


Somerset needs new champions to help its gardeners and growers save and improve their soil, one garden or allotment at a time. A call is going out to find good composters who can foster this vital skill throughout the county. Free training, helpful support and the chance to be a Compost Champion are on offer from eco-education charity the Carymoor Environmental Trust, backed by Somerset Waste Partnership. Full story: Read more