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Kerbside Recycling Collection, Douglas & Braddan - Updated 15 January 2021 
Following the Chief Ministers most recent briefing and the increased number of cases, it is with regret that the Council has decided to suspend the Kerbside Recycling Service for the next two weeks, after which the situation will be reviewed.
Any collections due today (Friday 15 January) will be completed.
Kerbside Recycling is not a statutory service and it is becoming increasingly 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 Bring Bank sites are currently still open to the public, but please consider whether your journey is really necessary.
If you are able to stockpile your recyclables, in particular glass bottles and cans, that would be greatly appreciated. The following Government link provides useful advice for managing your waste during the period.
Finally, a decision on whether to re-open the Civic Amenity Site will be taken early next week.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your continued patience during this difficult period.
DBC waste team























































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

Can the Council help if I have difficulty taking out my bins?

Yes. If you are unable to take your bins to the front of your property and need help doing so, you can apply for our assisted collection service.


What can I recycle?

A detailed list of what you can recycle is available on







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  • Waste Services
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