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Kerbside Recycling Collection, Douglas & Braddan


Following the Chief Ministers most recent briefing regarding Covid 19, it is with regret that the Council has decided to suspend the Kerbside Recycling Service from Wednesday 3 March.


Kerbside Recycling is not a statutory service and it can be difficult to ensure protection to both the public and staff due to potential transmission of the virus from contact with recyclables and boxes.


Please note that the Eastern Civic Amenity Site is open for recycling and that Bring Bank sites are currently still open to the public, but please consider whether your journey is really necessary.


Recyclables, such as glass and tin cans, are able to be stockpiled for collection when the service resumes.


The following Government link provides useful advice for managing your waste during the period



We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience during this difficult period.









Households covered by the scheme are provided with two recycling boxes; green with a net cover for cans, glass and plastic bottles; blue with a shower-proof cover for paper.


Please keep your box tidy and separate your items as it makes collection much easier.


If your box is full you can put separated items in untied carrier bags next to your box and they will be collected.


Please ensure your kerbside boxes are positioned at the curtilage of your property by 08:00 on collection day.


Certain streets have already been assessed for suitability. If there are collections already taking place in your street it is likely that your address will be suitable.


For locations where no collections are currently being undertaken a site visit may be required to carry out a risk assessment. This is to ensure that the public and operatives will not be put at risk by the collection in a certain location.


Properties that are unsuitable for collection are as follows:


  • Where stopping the collection vehicle will block a crossing or junction;


  • Where stopping the collection vehicle will cause a major traffic delay on a main road;


  • Where there is any safety issue regarding the safe collection of material;


  • From large blocks of apartments where the siting of boxes for collection will cause a large obstruction;


  • Where the kerbside vehicle is unable to gain access.


If you are unsure whether your home is suitable for our standard collection service, please contact the Waste Services team. (See 'Contact Details') 






Frequently Asked Questions


Recycling Boxes

If you're looking to get started or require a new box you can acquire one by clicking the link below.


Send me my new box now!


What can i recycle?

There are many lists of recyclable materials but the rule of thumb is anything with this symbol is recyclable:




For additional information on what you can recycle try these resources:


Recycle Now

Recycle for Mann


What about my green waste?

At the minute we don't offer a green waste collection service, however we do encourage people, where possible, to compost their green waste as it produces excellent compost.


The recycling centres provide large bins with separate compartments for glass bottles and jars, newspapers and magazines, food and drink cans, and aluminium foil and containers.


For more information see 'Useful Links' opposite.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find public recycling facilities in the Douglas area?

There are mini recycling centres located at Tesco's car park, the Grandstand, Shoprite in Victoria Road and the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre at Middle River industrial estate





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Contact Details

  • Waste Services
    01624 696445