Accessing the Porthmellon Site to Dispose of Commercial Waste

The St Marys Waste and Recycling Centre is open to commercial customers:

Monday         13.00 - 16.45

Wednesday   13.00 - 16.45

Friday            13.00 - 15.45

Please do not visit the site if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus, or are following a period of isolation.

A visiting slot must be booked prior to coming onto site, this can be done by calling 01720 424400 or emailing Spaces are limited, so please allow at least a week's notice for your booking, especially during the peak season.  At the time of booking, you must declare what waste/recycling you have to dispose of.

Anyone disposing of commercial waste will require a valid commercial waste permit, which can be applied for by following the below link.

Commercial Waste Permit Application Form  

If you would like this form in another format, please contact

Once completed, please either send to, drop into the reception at the St Marys Library or Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre, or you can post to:

Waste & Recycling

Council of the Isles of Scilly

Town Hall

St Marys

Isles of Scilly

TR21 0LW

Anyone who turns up to site without booking a slot or a valid commercial waste permit, will unfortunately be turned away.

Please ensure all waste is sorted prior to arrival of site as this will help speed up the process. You may be turned away if the waste/recycling is unsorted.


When You Arrive on Site

Commercial customers must have all the necessary PPE and adhere to the site’s safety notices and any instructions given by site staff. 

You will be directed onto the weighbridge by the weighbridge operator. You will be required to weigh all material. You must stay in your vehicle until the weight has been obtained. Your material load will also be inspected by a site operative. If you require several weights to be taken (mixed load) then you will need to make repeat visits to the weighbridge during your time on site.

Once weighed you will then be directed by site operatives to the relevant area for safe disposal.

After disposal, operatives will check the waste deposited for compliance and once confirmed you will then need to have your vehicle re-weighed on the weighbridge for the exit weight.

You must stay in your vehicle and receive acknowledgment from the weighbridge operator. If you require a copy of your weighbridge ticket in advance of being invoiced, you will need to communicate your email address through an open window from inside your vehicle.

Social distancing of 2 metres must be adhered to at all times on site. Anyone failing to do so & take direction from site operatives when asked, will be asked to leave the site.

Site operatives will not be able to assist you to unload or carry material. You must be able to unload and deposit waste yourself whilst on site. You may be accompanied by one other person in your vehicle (please ensure you have read government guidance: