Porthmellon Waste Managment Site

The Porthmellon Waste Management Site is operated and managed by the Council of the Isles of Scilly under an environmental permit issued by the Environment Agency.

The Porthmellon Waste Management Site is undergoing its biggest change to waste handling since its inception. The waste site is currently undergoing a major redevelopment, thanks to a £3.6 million DEFRA grant, to create a modern waste management facility. The development of the waste management site is essential to ensure that the way waste is managed is compliant with Environment Agency requirements. These changes will also greatly help to improve rates of reuse and recycling and bring the increasing costs of waste management under control.

Historically, the Council’s handling of waste has not been sustainable. Non-combustible waste, in particular, has built up over a number of years. The Council has recently benefited from a DEFRA grant to help deal with the backlog of waste held at Porthmellon, most of which has been successfully removed. It is vital that future waste management procedures are sustainable and do not result on the long-term build up waste.