Refuse and recycling services

Photo: Peter Whiteway

Refuse Services

Domestic customers:

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.

All refuse deposited in household and commercial bins is collected by the Commissioners' refuse collection crews and is ultimately deposited at the Isle of Man Government-operated Energy from Waste facility, therefore only waste suitable for incineration should be deposited in the bins.
Householders are responsible for bringing their wheeled bins to the kerbside collection point and returning them to their property once emptied.
Elderly and disabled householders may request assisted collections, where these are agreed the refuse bin will be collected from and returned to its normal position by the refuse collectors.

Assisted collection arrangements are subject to annual review.

Find out more about:

Waste collection in Ramsey

Household refuse collection days

Assisted collections

Commercial customers:

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.

Commercial Collections terms and conditions

Commercial refuse - customer application form

To find out more call our technical department on 810100 or contact us via this link.

Recycling Services

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

Opening hours:

 Gates shut 15 minutes for closing time.

Materials accepted:

 Charges for bulky item disposal at all the island’s civic amenity sites are:

 Beach clean-ups

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.