Assisted Collections

Assisted Collections

The Council of the Isles of Scilly recognises that some residents require assistance to place their waste and recycling at the designated collection point. The assisted collection scheme is intended to help people who have trouble moving their waste and recycling bins/bags to the kerbside collection point due to ill-health, infirmity or disability. You may be eligible if there is no one living with you over the age of 16 who can help.

Who qualifies?

Residents who are without occupants in the household able to assist them (16 years and over) and are unable to transport their bins/bags to the required collection point due to:

·         ill health and/or

·         infirmity and/or

·         disability

Applications are considered on a case by case situation based on their merits. Home visits or telephone contacts may be carried out to agree a collection point.

How do I apply?

Residents will be placed on the 'assisted collection' register upon request. Residents are required to complete an application form in order to qualify. Please see the form at the bottom of this page or click on the link HERE.

What does an Assisted Collection cover?

Assisted collection covers household waste and recycling bins/bags. Electrical items can also be collected upon request to those already on the Assisted Collections register.

Further information

Assisted Collection policy details are available to download at the bottom of this page.

The Assisted Collections Application is also available to download at the bottom of this page. Please complete the form and return it to the Infrastructure Department at the Town Hall. 

If you have any questions or comments please contact the infrastructure department on 01720 424450 or via email on