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Waste Services is a function of the Environment and Regeneration department and is responsible for domestic and commercial refuse collection – including kerbside recycling collection – and general street cleaning throughout the Borough of Douglas.















Green Garden Waste Bin Collections - end of year collection information



For those who use the green garden waste wheelie bins, the collection service will end week commencing Monday 27th November. This will be the final week that we shall collect the green garden bins in 2023.



Note however, that your home may be done the week before and thus this will be your last collection.



The green garden waste wheelie bin service will then re-commence in February 2024. 





Refuse Collection Waste Calendars – Week 1 & Week 2 addresses & Garden Bin update
Please find attached the street addresses for Week 1 & Week 2 refuse collections.
With regards to the green garden waste bin collections – for those who have green garden bins – these will be collected the week after your refuse collection.
For example, if your black refuse bin was collected this week (Week 2) next week instead of putting out your black bin, you will put out your green garden bin instead.
Anyone who has previously ordered a green garden waste bin and still hasn’t received it – or - wishes to take part in the garden waste collection service and requires a green bin, please contact the Waste Team on 696445 or e-mail:



 Week 1






 April 2023



Refuse Collection


Please ensure wheeled bins have their lids closed and are placed accessibly outside the property before 6am on the day of collection.


Bulk Waste Removal


For any bulky or inappropriate for domestic disposal waste, please take it to the Eastern Household  Amenity Site at it's new location from 2023 at Middle Park Industrial Estate, off Kewaigue Hill, IM4 1JL.


Alternatively contact the Waste Services team, 696445 to organise a quote.


To find out more about the Eastern Household  Amenity Site, click here.


Street Cleaning


Street cleaning is undertaken 364 days a year and includes litter clearing, chewing gum removal and the emptying of litter and dog waste bins. To arrange for replenishment of the free dog waste bags at stations around Douglas, please contact the Waste Services team, 696445.



Make sure that your wheelie bin is out ready for collection on the night before.



If you have any questions, please call Waste Services on 696445



Frequently Asked Questions 


What is considered to be ‘unsuitable’ waste for domestic disposal?

Building waste (bricks, rubble, timber, paint tins, etc.), hazardous waste (such as syringes and certain types of clinical waste) and side waste (placed outside or alongside main bin) are considered to be unacceptable for domestic disposal. If you are unsure about what qualifies, please contact Waste Services. (See 'Contact Details' opposite).  

Does the Council provide a commercial waste disposal service?

Yes, commercial refuse collection is offered at competitive rates. Waste bins are charged by weight. For more information please contact Waste Services. (See 'Contact Details' opposite).  

When is the Eastern Household Amenity site open?

Between April 1st and September 30th, the site is open Monday to Saturday from 08:00-18:00 and from 08:00-16:00 on Sundays and bank holidays. Between October 1st and March 31st, the site is open from 08:00-16:00 all week.


Note - last entry into the site is 15 minutes before closing time. 


The site is closed on New year's Day, Good Friday, Tynwald Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


I don’t live in the Douglas area, can I still use the site?

Yes. All users must pay a charge to dispose of fridges and freezers. Charges are:


  • Under counter fridge maximum weight - 50kg - £34.00;
  • Chest fridge/freezer maximum weight -   100kg - £53.00;
  • American style fridge 150kg+ - £87.00;
  • PC monitors £14.00;
  • Television set £27.00;
  • Laptop £14.00;
  • Dehumidifier £34.00:


Additionally the 2.2m height restriction barrier is removed on Wednesdays from 2 to 6.45pm during the summer operating season, April 1st to September 30th.


An on-site debit card payment facility is available


Cash and cheques will not be accepted at the site.


In addition customers can pre-pay for disposal at Douglas town hall any time Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 16:00. A card will be issued on receipt of payment which must be produced at the site before the fridge or freezer can be accepted for disposal.


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Last modified on Wednesday, 08 November 2023 10:16

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Contact Details

  • Environment and Regeneration Department
    01624 696300

  • Waste management
    01624 696445