WASTE collection days across Somerset are set to change next month due to two impending bank holidays.

During the weeks beginning Monday, May 6 and Monday, May 27, collections of recycling, refuse and garden waste will be one day later than usual.

For opening times and to find a full list of what can be recycled, visit: www.somerset.gov.uk/recycling-collections

A spokesperson for Somerset Council said: "If your recycling and/or refuse is usually collected on a Monday, then it will be collected on a Tuesday, if your usual day is a Tuesday it will be collected on a Wednesday and so on.

"This includes collections that would usually take place on Friday, May 10, and Friday, May 31, taking place on Saturday, May 11 and Saturday, June 1, respectively, with waste collections a day later a higher volume of waste is likely."

Squashing, crushing and flattening waste can help to reduce the number of trips that teams need to make to empty their trucks, as well as creating more space in resident’s containers.

All 16 recycling sites will be open as usual at weekends, 9am to 4pm, and, if opening on a Monday is part of their normal opening pattern, they will be open on both Bank Holiday Mondays (May 6 and May 27), from 9am to 6pm.