Bulky Waste & Skip Waste

The Council does not provide a collection service for large bulky household items.

If you produce waste that cannot be included in the household kerbside collection service provided by the Council, you will need to arrange for it to be brought to the waste site privately by a third party.

If you instruct a commercial haulier to bring you material to site for you, they will incur a commercial waste disposal fee. This fee is likely to be passed onto you to cover their costs. 

This might include: 

  • undertaking works in your own home using a tradesman (e.g. builder, gardener, carpet fitter) where larger volumes of waste are produced by the works
  • clearing larger quantities of waste items from your home or garden, and hiring a skip for disposal
  • disposing of waste items not included in household waste collections, such as motor vehicles or parts

​Residents wishing to dispose of such items should either take the items themselves by private vehicles, or contact a local haulier to collect and deliver the items to the site at Porthmellon.  All costs incurred for the removal of such items will be the responsibility of the householder and not the Council. 

Please be aware that a commercial waste charge will apply if a haulier is used to carry and dispose of your household waste.

You are responsible for the waste you produce, you must take all reasonable steps to ensure you arrange safe disposal and comply with legal requirements.

For more information on the opening times of the Household Waste and Recycling Centre and our fees and charges please click the link here.

Electrical Items (WEEE)

Since January 2003, fridges & freezers as well as other electrical items that come under the EU WEEE Directive have to be disposed of as special hazardous waste.

The Porthmellon Waste & Recycling Centre has facilities to receive hazardous electrical items including fridges and freezers. Residents must arrange for these items to be collected and taken to the site if they cannot get them to site themselves.