Off Island Waste & Recycling

Off Island Waste and Recycling Sites

The Council of the Isles of Scilly manages waste and recycling on St Agnes, Bryher and St Martin’s. There is a dedicated waste management site on each of the islands where materials are stored prior to them being transported to St Mary’s for processing. All off island residents, with the exception of St Martin’s, at present to not benefit from waste & recycling collections. Therefore all waste & recycling is required to be bought down to site by residents and businesses.

 

Opening times for the waste management sites on each island varies. Please call 01720 424450 for updated information on when the sites are open for waste & recycling acceptance.

 

Mixed Recycling

The Council is pleased to announce that as of September 10th St Agnes, Bryher and St Martin’s will be able to recycle household and commercial paper, cardboard, plastic and metal. All residents will receive a roll of free household recycling sacks and a leaflet detailing how to take part. Commercial businesses will need to purchase commercial recycling sacks in the same way they currently do for commercial waste sacks.  Please see ‘Your Guide to Waste & Recycling in the Off Islands’ and the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ leaflet for more information.

Charging for Off Island Commercial Waste

From 1 April 2016 the Council of the Isles of Scilly will be introducing charges for off-island commercial waste for St Agnes, Bryher and St Martin’s to ensure that a fair system for charging for commercial waste is put in place across the islands. The cost of disposing of Scilly’s waste is high due to the islands’ distance from the mainland, a lack of on-island infrastructure to appropriately deal with waste in compliance with the law, and a low population base spread across 5 islands. It is therefore essential that charges are applied to commercial waste to cover the true costs of its disposal.

Off Island Commercial Waste Fees and Charges

WASTE ITEM (per piece)

CHARGE PER ITEM £

SMALL BULKY WASTES TO INCLUDE:

Foot-stool, small table, chair, small outdoor table, small outdoor chair, small bed side table

£11.00

LARGE BULKY ITEMS TO INCLUDE:

Mattress, futon, TV unit, cot, bed frame, sofa, armchair, large table, wardrobe, chest of drawers, roll of carpet, rug, roll of underlay, large garden/ outdoor furniture, toilet, sink basin, bath and door.

£22.00

LARGE ELECTRICAL ITEMS TO INCLUDE:

Television, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, tumble dryer, lawn mower, dish washer, vaccum cleaner.

 

£22.00

 

SMALL ELECTRICAL ITEMS TO INCLUDE:

Toaster, kettle, small microwave, fluorescent tube, iron, phone, computer keyboard, alarm clock, dvd player, drill, handheld vaccum cleaner, hairdryer, lamp, personal stereo, printer.

 

£5.50

TYRES (WITHOUT RIMS)

£6.60

SMALL SCRAP METAL ITEMS TO INCLUDE:

Small BBQ, small garden/outdoor furniture, small gas cylinder, tyre rims, small scrap metal sheets.

£11.00

LARGE SCRAP METAL ITEMS TO INCLUDE:

Large BBQs, boilers, lawn mower, radiator and heater, large gas cylinders, rowing machine, treadmill, exercise bike, harris fencing, large scrap metal sheet.

£22.00

PAINT

Emulsion, gloss up to 10l container

£25.00

CAR BATTERIES

£3.30

SHEETS OF FLAT GLASS

              £8.25

COOKING OIL (up to 10l drum)

              £5.50

FUEL OIL AND DIESEL (up to 10l drum)

              £5.50

For more information on Off Island Waste and Recycling please contact the Council of the Isles of Scilly's Infrastructure Department on 01720 424455 or email infrastructure@scilly.gov.uk