The Waste and Recycling Centre located at Porthmellon is operated and managed by the Council of the Isles of Scilly under an environmental permit issued by the Environment Agency. For more information please see the links below:
Household Waste & Recycling: Tuesdays and Thursdays 13:00 to 16:45.
Commercial Waste & Recycling: Monday and Wednesday 13:00 to 16:45 and Friday 13:00 to 15:45.
Anyone wishing to dispose of commercial or household waste &/or recycling will require a vehicle permit. We ask you to respect the speed limit of 5mph on entry to and from the site and to adhere to the sites Health & Safety as advised by site staff.
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.