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.
We ask all site users 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.
Permits are required for the disposal of all commercial waste and recycling.
If you have a commercial vehicle and wish to dispose of household waste you need to apply for a Temporary Waste Permit. Please see links above.
Fees and charges apply for the disposal of commercial waste and extra-ordinary household DIY waste.
Glass bottles & jars
Green Garden waste
Scrap metal (metal bed frames, metal garden furniture etc)
DIY Waste £ (plasterboard, ceramics, soil and rubble etc.)
Small Electrical Items (WEEE)
Large Electrical Items (WEEE)
Batteries (household, car/bike)
Energy efficinent lightbulbs and fluorescent tubes
Asbestos £ (restrictions apply. Please call 01720 424550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Waste Fuel Oil ad Filters
Large bulky items (plastic, wooden i.e. mattresses, toys, beds, chairs)
Household & garden chemcials
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 have greatly improve rates of reuse and recycling.