SEDGEMOOR NEWS: Know your rubbish!
PEOPLE are being reminded that there are only two legal ways to get rid of your household waste – either by kerbside collection or by taking it to a recycling centre.
This advice comes after one Burnham-on-Sea resident was recently fined £250 via a fixed penalty notice for dumping two bags of household waste near a litterbin in Manor Gardens in the town.
There have been several incidents over recent months where Sedgemoor’s clean surroundings staff have found household waste into or adjacent to a public litter bin.
The culprits have been traced and formally warned about committing this offence – not everyone realises that household waste must go out to kerbside collection or be delivered to a registered waste disposal site.
Your nearest recycling centre can be found here https://www.somersetwaste.gov.uk/recycling/centres .
Equally, trade waste, which means any waste from business activities or premises, must be disposed of by way of a trade waste agreement and not deposited in a public litterbin.