HOUSEHOLDERS across Somerset are being reminded to put their recycling and rubbish out on the correct days to accommodate the public holidays over the festive period.

The revised schedule for recycling and rubbish is below. South Somerset and Taunton Deane residents will be able to check their days on the printed Recycle More collection day calendars.

Everyone can check their collection days, for now and the rest of the year, using the My Collection Day feature on the website.

Dates can be downloaded for printing or straight into the calendar on your laptop or mobile device.

  • Usual collection day.           Revised collection day.
  • Tuesday 28 December.        Wednesday 29 December.
  • Wednesday 29 December.   Thursday 30 December.
  • Thursday 30 December.      Friday 31 December.
  • Friday 31 December.          Sunday 2 January.
  • Monday 3 January.             Tuesday 4 January.
  • Tuesday 4 January.            Wednesday 5 January.
  • Wednesday 5 January .      Thursday 6 January.
  • Thursday 6 January.          Friday 7 January.
  • Friday 7 January.              Saturday 8 January.

A Somerset Waste Partnership spokesperson said: "In the event of any disruption to collections at this busy time of year, rubbish collections will be prioritised.

"The most up to date information will be available on the SWP website via the home page.

"Residents must park responsibly so crews and trucks have the access they need to make all their collections.

"This is always important over the festive period, but even more so with more people working from home.

"If recycling crews cannot get through, fire engines will struggle and maybe other emergency services too."

For information on how to reduce, reuse and recycling this Christmas, visit the Somerset website