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Super Manx Bank Holiday – Round 5 Kerbside Collection – Friday 27 August 2021
Please note that the kerbside collection service for Round 5 – Friday 27 August - will be going ahead on Friday 27 August as per our kerbside calendar.
So if you home is on Round 5 and you would like your boxes to be collected,  please place them out ready for collection either the night before (Thursday 26 August) or no later than 8.00 am on Friday 27 August.
Please feel free to copy & share with your neighbours.
Kind regards
DBC Waste Services




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 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





Last modified on Thursday, 26 August 2021 16:16
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    01624 696445