Porthmellon Site

 

The Household Waste and Recycling Centre (Porthmellon)

The Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) located at Porthmellon is operated and managed by the Council of the Isles of Scilly under an environmental permit issued by the Environment Agency.

If you are looking for our OPENING TIMES please click HERE

IF you are looking for information on VEHICLE PERMITS please click HERE 

If you are looking for our FEES AND CHARGES please click HERE

For your guide to the REDEVELOPMENT OF THE HWRC please click HERE

For any forms or applications please click HERE

Opening Times

The Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) is open for the following times:

Household Waste & Recycling: Tuesday and Thursday 13:00 to 15:45

From December 3rd 2018 the Council will be trialling Saturday openings. The site will be open every other Saturday from 10.00-13.00.

Saturday 8th December

Saturday 22nd December

Saturday 5th January

Saturday 19th January

Saturday 2nd February

Saturday 16th February

Saturday 2nd March

Saturday 16th March

Saturday 30th March

 

Commercial Waste & Recycling: Monday Wednesday and Friday 13:00 to 15:45

 

Vehicle Permits

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has two types of vehicle permits:

For information on Temporary Vehicle Permits please click HERE

For information on Commercial Vehicle Permits please click HERE

Temporary Vehicle Permits

Temporary Vehicle Permits are for the disposal of household waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) using a commercial vehicle.

Do I need a permit for my Vehicle?

If you have lost your permit, changed vehicle, completed your 12 visits, or the provided 12 month period has expired you need to apply to renew your permit.

If you do not have a vehicle permit please see the SCHEDULE here showing vehicles which need a permit. A permit will be required for commercial type vehicles (those designed to carry goods). Vehicles designed to carry people, i.e. with both seats and windows, will not require a permit.

Any vehicle which requires a permit will not be allowed on site with a trailer of any size.

Trailers whose internal dimensions have been adapted will be measured according to their original internal length.

How do I obtain a permit or renew an existing permit?

A Temporary Permit application can be obtained by clicking on the link HERE. If you require a physical copy, they are available from the Customer Hub points located at Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre and St Mary’s Library.  These must be completed as passed back to the Infrastructure Department located at the Town Hall, or emailed to us via infrastructure@scilly.gov.uk

What is the Cost for a Temporary Vehicle Permit?

Permits are free of charge to householders on St Mary's, St Agnes, Bryher and St Martins. Only one permit is allowed per household. If you have more than one vehicle, you must decide which one you want to register.

Construction & Demolition Waste

The Council cannot accept commercial construction and demolition waste (including mixed construction skips, tiles and ceramics, excavated soils and aggregate, mixed rubble and plasterboard) due to site space restrictions and resources.

 

Commercial Vehicle Permits

Commercial Vehicle Permits are for the disposal of commercial waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre located at Porthmellon. However, before you can apply for a permit from the Council you will be required to be a licensed waste haulier with the Environment Agency. Permits supplied by the Council are detailed below.

If you are not a licenced waste haulier you are able to apply via the online link shown below and should take no more than fifteen minutes.

www.gov.uk/waste-carrier-or-broker-registration

 

Do I need a permit for my Vehicle?

If you have lost your permit, changed vehicle, completed your 12 visits, or the provided 12 month period has expired you need to apply to renew your permit.

If you do not have a vehicle permit please see the SCHEDULE here showing vehicles which need a permit. A permit will be required for commercial type vehicles (those designed to carry goods).

Any vehicle which requires a permit will not be allowed on site with a trailer of any size.

Trailers whose internal dimensions have been adapted will be measured according to their original internal length.

How do I obtain a permit or renew an existing permit?

A Commercial Vehicle Permit application can be obtained by clicking on the link HERE. If you require a physical copy, they are available from the Customer Hub points located at Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre and St Mary’s Library.  These must be completed and passed back to the Infrastructure Department located at the Town Hall, or emailed to us via infrastructure@scilly.gov.uk

What is the cost for a Commercial Permit?

We offer three types of Commercial Vehicle Permits (please see below). Payment can be made at one of our Customer Hub points (Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre or St Mary’s Library), over the phone on 03001234105, or by cheque posted to Infrastructure Department, Town Hall, Hugh Town, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LW

Commercial Vehicle Permit

Cost

1 Month

£18.00

8 Month

£120.00

12 Month

£165.00

 

Construction & Demolition Waste

The Council cannot accept commercial construction and demolition waste (including mixed construction skips, tiles and ceramics, excavated soils and aggregate, mixed rubble and plasterboard) due to site space restrictions and resources.

 

Fees and Charges

Commercial Waste

For commercial usage of the Household Waste and Recycling Centre we have a set list of fees and charges. These charges are set at the beginning of April each year and agreed upon by councillors.

Your commercial usages will be charged on a monthly basis. Please see below for the pricing breakdown:

Commercial Waste – Per Tonne (Unless Stated) Minimum Charge of £5.00

Price 2018/2019

Mixed Municipal/Residual/Black bag waste

£440.00

Mixed Dry Recycling

 

Farm or Garden Plant Waste

£185.00

Farm Plastic Waste

£440.00

Waste Wood Including Pallets

£440.00

Clean Flat Glass

£160.00

Clean Plastic (Rigid)

£440.00

Mixed Metals (Clean)

£120.00

Mixed Skip Waste e.g. House Clearance

£440.00

End of Life Tyres – Per Piece

£7.00

End of Life Fridge/Freezer – Per Item

£23.00

Large Electrical Items – Per Item

£23.00

Small Electrical Items – Per Item

£6.00

Fuel Oil and Diesel

£170.00

Paint – Per Tin (At Cost)

£25.00

Bulky Waste e.g. Mattress

£440.00

Packaging (Excluding Mixed dry Recycling)

£440.00

Asbestos

£750.00

Car Batteries – Per Price

£3.50

Cooking Oil –Per Litre

Free

 

 

Residential Waste

While most residential items do not generate a fee there are a few items that do. Please see the list below:

Extraordinary Residential Waste – Per (up to) 15kg Sack

Cost

Asbestos

£11.50

Plasterboard Products

£17.50

Tyres – Motor Vehicle Only – Per Piece

£4.00

Soil and rubble

£17.50

 

Porthmellon Site Redevelopment

Historically, the Council’s handling of waste has not been sustainable. Non-combustible waste, in particular, has built up over a number of years due to the limited functions of the ageing incinerator.

The Porthmellon Site has recently undergone a major redevelopment, changing the way we handle waste on the islands, thanks to a £3.6 million DEFRA grant, to create a modern waste management facility. The development of the waste management site has been essential to ensure compliance with Environment Agency requirements. The changes on site will also greatly improve rates of reuse and recycling and bring the increasing costs of waste management under control.

 


 [WR1]Shall we change this to Your Guide to the HWRC i.e how it all works, what material is accepted etc? Will need to do a bit more work around this though- most stuff is on the new leaflets and an updated map of the site will be easy enough to do. Do you want to start it?