Assisted Waste and Recycling Collection

The assisted collection scheme is intended to help people who have difficulty moving their waste and recycling bins/bags to the kerbside for collection, due to ill-health, infirmity or disability. 

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 the form below:

Assisted Waste Collection Application 

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

What does an Assisted Collection cover?

Assisted collection covers household waste and recycling bins/bags. 

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 Environment Services on 01720 424450 or via email on