COVID-19: Waste & Recycling

WASTE WITH POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS INFECTION

HOUSEHOLD WASTE & RECYCLING COLLECTIONS | ST MARY'S

ADDITIONAL WASTE COLLECTIONS | ST MARY'S

ASSISTED COLLECTIONS | ST MARY'S

VISITING THE PORTHMELLON HWRC | ST MARY'S

COMMERCIAL WASTE & RECYCLING COLLECTIONS | ST MARY'S

COMMERCIAL WASTE DISPOSAL | PORTHMELLON WASTE SITE, ST MARY'S

OFF-ISLANDS

WASTE WITH POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS INFECTION 

Guidance for the disposal of waste for households with possible coronavirus infection:

Personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths and any personal protective equipment including gloves, face masks) can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal. Please ensure that all waste is put in your residual waste bin and not with your recycling. 

We strongly advise that you clearly label any waste which is not to be collected and is in quarantine. This is to protect our collection crews and the essential waste collection service we provide for the community. 

HOUSEHOLD WASTE & RECYCLING COLLECTIONS | ST MARY'S

Collections of residual 'black bag' waste and dry mixed recycling for householders on St Mary's are taking pace as normal, but collections may be later or earlier- we cannot guarantee a collection time. To ensure your waste and recycling is collected, please ensure all waste is ready for collection by 8.30a.m on the day of your collection. If you need to report a missed collection please do this by 16.00 on your collection day. Please report all missed collections to infrastructure@scilly.gov.uk or call 01720 424450.

ADDITIONAL WASTE COLLECTIONS | ST MARY'S

Additional collections for garden waste, small electrical items and small items of bulky waste have been set up to alleviate pressure caused for residents who are unable to access the Porthmellon Waste & Recycling Site. This service is only available to residents who would ordinarily qualify for an Assisted Collection by the Council, or due to COVID-19 are aged over 70 and are classed as vulnerable. 

Please download our additional waste collections guidance for more information. 

ASSISTED COLLECTIONS | ST MARY'S

The Council offers Assisted Collections for those members of the community that require help with their waste & recycling collections either because of their age, disability or illness. If you need help with your waste collections, please contact the infrastructure department for more information by either calling 01720 424450 (voicemail only) or by emailing infrastructure@scilly.gov.uk.

VISITING THE PORTHMELLON HWRC I ST MARY'S 

The Porthmellon Waste & Recycling Site is being managed following Government guidance on Managing Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please ensure you read our guidance issued before you plan a visit. All visits need to be booked in advance by either calling 01720 424450 (voicemail only) or by emailing infrastructure@scilly.gov.uk. Payments maybe required for the disposal of some Household Waste/Recycling. Please do not turn up without a confirmed booking slot or you will unfortunately be turned away.

Household HWRC Visiting Guidance | St Mary's

COMMERCIAL WASTE AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS I ST MARY'S 

If your business produces waste, you need to ensure it is paid for as normal. All business has a Duty of Care in law to ensure all waste is stored and disposed of properly.

Commercial waste and recycling collections are continuing as normal for residual 'black bag' waste and dry mixed recycling. Please inform us when your business re-opens so we can start collections.

Please ensure you purchase the Council's commercial waste & recycling sacks in order to have your commercial waste collected by the Council. You can order these via enquiries@scilly.gov.uk or by calling 01720 424400. Side waste is not accepted as previously communicated.

Please read our Guidance for more information.

COMMERCIAL WASTE DISPOSAL I PORTHMELLON WASTE SITE, ST MARY'S 

The Porthmellon Waste & Recycling site is currently open and is being managed following Government guidance. 

You will need to book a visiting slot for all commercial waste & recycling before your visit. Please email infrastructure@scilly.gov.uk or calling 01720 424450 (voicemail only). Please do not turn up without a confirmed visiting slot otherwise you will be turned away.

All commercial vehicles depositing waste/recycling require a valid site permit.

Please read our Guidance before planning a visit.

OFF-ISLANDS 

The off-island waste & recycling sites are managed by the Council's off-island waste contractors in line with Government guidance.

Please read our guidance below before planning a visit.

Household Guidance

Commercial Guidance