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Compton Bishop Parish

The villages of Cross, New Town, Rackley, Compton Bishop and Webbington

Recycling and Bins

For all waste-related information please click HERE for the official and up-to-date website. You can check your collection day and which bins to put out.

For the regular schedules for collection : Click here and enter your post code. for the latest circular from

For the latesr communication from SWP click here

All households have been issued with 

  • a green recycling box
  • a black recycling box
  • a brown lockable food waste box, plus brown kitchen caddy
  • a black wheeled bin

Weekly Green Box 1

Paper - includes newspapers, magazines, leaflets, printed paper, white envelopes and telephone directories.

Glass bottles and jars - please rinse.

Aluminium foil - clean (not paper or plastic backed)

Clothes - bagged to keep dry 

Shoes - tied in pairs and bagged

Please do not put clothes or shoes out on a wet day.

Weekly Black Box 2

Plastic bottles only - no tops

Cardboard - (flattened) including corrugated, cereal packets and cards

Brown envelopes

The following items cannot be put out for recycling:

Drinks cartons or Tetra Pak, broken glass, Pyrex, window glass, tableware, light bulbs, plastic pots, tubs or film, plastic bottles used for engine oil and garden or DIY chemicals. Household batteries - see below about these.

Weekly Food Waste

Small food waste caddy  Keep the caddy in your kitchen. Newspaper can be used to wrap food waste or to line kitchen caddies. Special starch-based compostable liners can also be purchased from retailers throughout Somerset. Click here for further information about liners and retailers.

You can put the following in: Any raw & cooked food. Meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, bread, pasta, cereal, tea bags, coffee grounds, cheese and egg shells.Large food waste bin  The large food waste bin locks when the handle is fully forward. This prevents spills if the bin is knocked over and protects the contents of the bins from animals. You can line the large bin if you wish with newspapers or approved compostable liners.

Fortnightly refuse

Black wheeled bin  Household waste that cannot be collected for recycling or composting should go in this bin. No garden waste or bulky, heavy or hazardous items.

Household Recycling Centres

Note : From Monday 3rd October 2016 there are changes to the use of recycling Centres (e.g. Cheddar). Customers using cars (including estates, 4x4s, people carriers, campervans) to take household waste to recycling sites are not affected. Household users that have cars with trailers or have vans – will need to apply online for a free van and/or trailer permit. Household users that have bigger vans, large trailers, use horseboxes or turn up with a tractor will no longer have access to sites for household waste. For more information see the website at

The nearest Centres to the Parish are at Cheddar and Highbridge. Opening times are as follows:



Car batteries can be left for kerbside recycling. From 1st February 2010 all large retailers of household batteries are required to provide a drop-off point for used batteries. This should include supermarkets and large newsagents. Batteries can also be left at  Household Waste Recycling Centres - nearest one in Cheddar off Wedmore Road.

Further information about recycling can be obtained by accessing the Somerset Waste Partnership website - please click here.