WASTE WITH POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS INFECTION
Guidance for the disposal of waste for households with possible coronavirus infection;
Personal waste (such as used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths and any personal protective equipment including gloves, face masks) can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin. Other household waste can be disposed of as normal. Please ensure that all waste is put in your residual waste bin and not with your recycling.
We strongly advise that you clearly label any waste which is not to be collected and is in quarantine. This is to protect our collection crews and the essential waste collection service we provide for the community.
HOUSEHOLD WASTE & RECYCLING COLLECTIONS | ST MARYS
Collections of residual 'black bag' waste and dry mixed recycling for householders on St Mary's are taking pace as normal, but collections may be later or earlier- we cannot guarantee a collection team. To ensure your waste and recycling is collected, please ensure all waste is ready for collection by 8.30a.m on the day of your collection. If you need to report a missed collection please do this by 16.00 on your collection day. Please report all missed collections to email@example.com or call 01720 424450.
For more information on household waste and recycling collections please download our Household Waste, St Marys Guidance
ADDITIONAL WASTE COLLECTIONS | ST MARYS
Additional collections for garden waste, small electrical items and small items of bulky waste have been set up to alleviate pressure caused for residents who are unable to access the Porthmellon Waste & Recycling Centre. This service is only available to residents who would ordinarily qualify for an Assisted Collection by the Council, or due to COVID-19 are aged over 70, are shielding or are classed as vulnerable.
Please download our additional waste collections guidance for more information.
ASSISTED COLLECTIONS | ST MARYS
The Council offers Assisted Collections for those members of the community that require help with their waste & recycling collections either because of their age, disability or illness. If you need help with your waste collections, please contact the infrastructure department for more information.
PORTHMELLON HWRC I ST MARYS
The Council’s Waste & Recycling sites across the Isles of Scilly reopened on Thursday 14 May 2020 with different operating hours and essential restrictions in place. This follows Government guidance on Managing Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in England during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please ensure you read the guidance issued before you plan a visit. All visits need to be booked- please do not turn up without a confirmed booking slot or you will unfortunately be turned away.
COMMERCIAL WASTE AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS I ST MARYS
If your business produces waste, you need to ensure it is paid for as normal. All business has a Duty of Care in law to ensure all waste is stored and disposed of properly.
Commercial waste and recycling collections are continuing as normal for residual 'black bag' waste and dry mixed recycling. Please inform us when your business re-opens so we can start collections.
Please ensure you purchase the Council's commercial waste & recycling sacks in order to have your commercial waste collected by the Council. You can order these via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01720 424400. Side waste is not accepted as previously communicated.
Please read our Guidance for more information.
COMMERCIAL WASTE DISPOSAL I PORTHMELLON WASTE SITE, ST MARYS
From Monday 6th July the Porthmellon Waste & Recycling site is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons for all commercial waste customers with social distancing and essential restrictions in place.
You will need to book a visiting slot by emailing email@example.com or calling 01720 424450 (voicemail only). Please do not turn up without a confirmed visiting slot otherwise you will be turned away.
You will require a valid site permit.
Please read our Guidance before planning a visit.
Collections on St Martin's are taking place as normal on Wednesdays.
Collections have begun on Bryher and will occur every Friday, until further notice.