Assisted Collections

The Council of the Isles of Scilly recognises that some residents require assistance to place their waste and recycling at the kerbside. The assisted collection scheme is intended to help people who have trouble moving their waste and recycling bins/bags to the kerbside collection point due to ill-health, infirmity or disability. You may be eligible if there is no one living with you over the age of 16 who can help

Who qualifies?

Residents who are without occupants in the household able to assist them (16 years and over) and are unable to transport their bins/bags to the required collection point due to:

·         ill health and/or

·         infirmity and/or

·         disability

Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Home visits or telephone contacts may be carried out to agree a collection point.

How do I apply?

Residents are required to complete an application form in order to qualify. Please see the form at the bottom of this page or click on the link here, once completed send to or by post to

Waste & Recycling
Council of the Isles of Scilly
Town Hall
St Marys
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0LW

What does an Assisted Collection cover?

Assisted collection covers household waste and recycling bins/bags. Electrical items can also be collected upon request to those already on the Assisted Collections register.

Further information

Assisted Collection policy details are available to download at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the infrastructure department on 01720 424450 or via email on