The Household Waste and Recycling Centre (Porthmellon)

The Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) located at Porthmellon is operated and managed by the Council of the Isles of Scilly under an environmental permit issued by the Environment Agency. For more information please see the links below:

OPENING TIMES

VEHICLE PERMITS

FEES & CHARGES

REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

FORMS & APPLICATIONS

Opening Times

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.

                                                        

Vehicle Permits

The Council of the Isles of Scilly has two types of vehicle permits:

TEMPORARY VEHICLE PERMIT

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE PERMIT

Temporary Vehicle Permits

Temporary Vehicle Permits are for the disposal of household waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) using a commercial vehicle.

Do I need a permit for my Vehicle?

Please see the schedule here to see which types of vehicles need a permit. A permit will be required for commercial type vehicles (those designed to carry goods). Vehicles designed to carry people, i.e. with both seats and windows, will not require a permit.

Any vehicle which requires a permit will not be allowed on site with a trailer of any size. Trailers whose internal dimensions have been adapted will be measured according to their original internal length.

If you have lost your permit, changed vehicle, completed your 12 visits, or the provided 12 month period has expired you need to apply to renew your permit.

How do I obtain a permit or renew an existing permit?

A Temporary Permit application can be obtained by clicking on the link HERE. If you require a physical copy, they are available from the Customer Hub points located at Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre and St Mary’s Library. These must be completed and passed back to the Infrastructure Department located at the Town Hall, or emailed to us via infrastructure@scilly.gov.uk

What is the Cost for a Temporary Vehicle Permit?

Permits are free of charge to householders on St Mary's, St Agnes, Bryher and St Martins. Only one permit is allowed per household. If you have more than one vehicle, you must decide which one you want to register.

Construction & Demolition Waste

The Council cannot accept commercial construction and demolition waste (including mixed construction skips, tiles and ceramics, excavated soils and aggregate, mixed rubble and plasterboard) due to site space restrictions and resources.

Commercial Vehicle Permits

Commercial Vehicle Permits are for the disposal of commercial waste at the Household Waste and Recycling Centre located at Porthmellon. However, before you can apply for a permit from the Council you will be required to be a licensed waste haulier with the Environment Agency. Permits supplied by the Council are detailed below.

If you are not a licenced waste haulier you are able to apply via the online link shown below, this should take no more than fifteen minutes.

www.gov.uk/waste-carrier-or-broker-registration

Do I need a permit for my Vehicle?

Please see the schedulae here to see which types of vehicles need a permit. A permit will be required for commercial type vehicles (those designed to carry goods).

Any vehicle which requires a permit will not be allowed on site with a trailer of any size. Trailers whose internal dimensions have been adapted will be measured according to their original internal length.

If you have lost your permit, changed vehicle, completed your 12 visits, or the provided 12 month period has expired you need to apply to renew your permit.

How do I obtain a permit or renew an existing permit?

A Commercial Vehicle Permit application can be obtained by clicking on the link HERE. If you require a physical copy, they are available from the Customer Hub points located at Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre and St Mary’s Library. These must be completed and passed back to the Infrastructure Department located at the Town Hall, or emailed to us via infrastructure@scilly.gov.uk

What is the cost for a Commercial Permit?

We offer three types of Commercial Vehicle Permits (please see below). Payment can be made at one of our Customer Hub points (Carn Gwaval Wellbeing Centre or St Mary’s Library), over the phone on 03001234105, or by cheque posted to Infrastructure Department, Town Hall, Hugh Town, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LW

Commercial Vehicle Permit

Cost 2019/20

1 Month

£18.50

8 Month

£125.00

12 Month

£170.00

Replacement Permit £5.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Construction & Demolition Waste

The Council cannot accept commercial construction and demolition waste (including mixed construction skips, tiles and ceramics, excavated soils and aggregate, mixed rubble and plasterboard) due to site space restrictions and resources.

Fees and Charges

Commercial Waste

For commercial usage of the Household Waste and Recycling Centre we have a set list of fees and charges. These charges are set at the beginning of April each year and agreed upon by councillors.

Your commercial usages will be charged on a monthly basis. Please see below for the pricing breakdown:

Delivery of commercial waste - per tonne (subject to minimum £5 charge)  Price 2019/2020 
Mixed Municipal/Residual/Black bag Waste                         450.00
Mixed Dry Recycling                         380.00
Farm or garden plant waste                         110.00
Farm plastic waste                         450.00
Contaminated Wood                         450.00
Waste wood including pallets                         450.00
Clean flat glass                         165.00
Clean plastic (rigid)                         450.00
Mixed metals (clean)                         125.00
Mixed skip waste e.g. house clearance                         450.00
Mixed glass bottles                                   -  
End of life tyres - per tyre                              7.50
End of life fridge / freezer - per Item                           20.00
End of life electrical item - per item                           20.00
Small Electrical Items                              5.00
Bulky waste e.g. mattress                         450.00
Fuel Oil and Diesel                         175.00
Paint - per tin (at cost)                           26.00
Asbestos                         900.00
Car Batteries - per piece                              4.00
Cooking Oil - per litre                                   -  

 

Residential Waste

While most residential items do not generate a fee there are a few items that do. Please see the list below:

Delivery of extraordinary residential waste   Price 2019/2020 
Asbestos - per sheet or bag of                           12.00
Plasterboard (including Gypsum-related products) - per sheet or bag                              5.00
Tyres - motor vehicle only - per item                              4.00
Soil and rubble - per sack                              5.00

Porthmellon Site Redevelopment

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 will also greatly improve rates of reuse and recycling and bring the increasing costs of waste management under control.