Every year Ramsey produces around 4,200 tonnes of waste. For domestic customers we provide a free weekly kerbside refuse collection service, the cost of which is included in rates paid by property owners.
We offer an on-request waste collection service provided under contract for commercial customers which attracts a fee according to the weight of waste collected and number and size of bins used. We invoice commercial customers for the disposal costs in accordance with Isle of Man Government's 'User Pays' policy.
To find out more call our technical department on 810100 or contact us via this link.
Recycling facilities for glass, aluminium, tins cans, paper, magazines, packaging card and textiles are provided at the entrance to the Station Road Car Park, Ramsey.
Balladoole civic amenity site
Ramsey/Bride Coast Road, Lezayre. 882006
- Monday to Thursday 8am to 4.30pm
- Friday 8am to 4pm
- Saturday 8am to 4.30pm
- Sunday 9am to 4.30pm
Gates shut 15 minutes for closing time.
- Fluorescent light tubes
- Lead acid batteries (i.e. car batteries)
- Dry cell batteries (rechargeable or single use batteries)
- Scrap metal
- Garden waste
- Plastic bottles
- Dirty engine oil
Charges for bulky item disposal at all the island’s civic amenity sites are:
- Under-counter fridge up to 50kg - £15.00
- Chest fridge/freezer up to 100kg - £27.00
- American style fridge 150kg+ - £50.00
- PC monitors - £6.00
- Television set - £12.00
- Laptop - £6.00
The Marine Conservation Society, the Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) and Beach Buddies, together with many other local groups and individuals have for several years been arranging for the cleaning of beaches around the Island.
For a variety of reasons, including the interests of shore-nesting birds, there is a concentration of beach cleaning from the third weekend of September onwards. Many local authorities are proactive and supportive of the work done by volunteers. Ramsey Town Commissioners will, by prior arrangement, provide gloves and refuse sacks, and collect all the material removed from the beaches.
The Manx Wildlife Trust has made arrangements through Tower Insurance for all groups undertaking voluntary beach cleans to be covered by an insurance policy. All that organisers need to do in order to be covered by the policy is to agree to be bound by a health and safety code based on Marine Conservation Society guidelines. It is then the simple matter of confirming the date and time of the beach clean with MWT.
Any persons or groups wishing to undertaken beach clean-ups in Ramsey or elsewhere on the Island should contact the relevant local authority to obtain any support available, and the Manx Wildlife Trust to arrange for their event to be covered by liability insurance.