OPENING OF CIVIC AMENITY SITES & BRING BANKS

Over the next few days the Local Authorities on the Isle of Man will be ready to re-open the four Civic Amenity sites around the island

The Eastern and Western sites will open at 8am on Friday morning and the Northern and Southern sites at 10am on Saturday morning.

Please be aware that the Northern site will operate on an appointments system accessed using their website or by ringing 810100, whilst the Eastern, Southern and Western sites will operate on a queuing system using the roadway leading to the site.

Due to operational issues the opening hours and the types of waste that can be disposed of may vary slightly, but they will all take burnable household waste and green waste.  This is not business as usual, so to avoid an unnecessary journey please ring your local authority or check their website or Facebook page for details.

It is important that people work within the social distancing guidelines and therefore there will be a restricted number of vehicles on site.

The staff will do everything possible to manage this situation smoothly but they will not be able to assist you with your items so please bring a household member to help you if you cannot manage on your own.

The Re-use sheds will remain closed for the time being but the recycle Bring Banks around the island will open on Friday.

Please be careful when driving in these areas, expect queues over the first few weeks and be patient.

The Authorities understand how frustrating this has been for everyone and thank you for your co-operation.

For Braddan residents please see information below regarding the opening of the Eastern Civic Amenity Site on Friday 24 April:-

The Eastern Civic Amenity Site will reopen on Friday 24th April from 8am.

Opening hours are:

• Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 18:00 (last entry 17:45)
• Sundays and early May bank holiday (Friday 8th May) 08:00 – 16:00 (last entry 15:45)

Restrictions will be in place regarding the number of vehicles allowed on site at any time. The existing height barrier restriction will remain in place for large vans and trailers entry for these vehicles is permitted on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Only the following waste types will be initially accepted.

• General Household waste (This excludes builders type waste, tiles, plasterboard etc.)
• Green Garden waste.
• Scrap Metal

Initially, there will be no facility for recycling or for disposing of fridges, freezers, TV’s, monitors and the re-use area will remain closed. However, this will be continually reviewed and other waste streams introduced as circumstances and capacity permit.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to assist with unloading of vehicles during this period, so consider bringing someone from your household to assist with unloading where applicable.

We would also ask those visiting the site to support the staff while vehicle numbers are restricted and to be patient should queues build up. These are extraordinary times that require extraordinary measures and it’s up to everyone to play their part if we are to return gradually to a more “normal” way of life. We would also like to thank the public for their cooperation and understanding during the closure

As a final note, we would remind you that no person who is currently self-isolating, symptomatic or has tested positive for COVID 19 should attend the site”.

If you require any further information, please visit the Council’s Web site at http://douglas.im/