Unfortunately we must announce that after today’s recycling collection (Wednesday 25 March 2020), Braddan Commissioners’ recycling collection will be suspended until further notice.

Douglas Borough Council had been awarded the recycling contract from 1st April 2020, however due to the pressures on staff with the developing Covid 19 Pandemic, it is simply not possible for them to carry out the recycling at this time. We hope to resume the recycling service in the future.

In the meantime, if you are able to leave your property to go shopping or another essential activity, please consider taking your recycling with you and placing it in one of the many recycling bring banks on the island. If these are closed and you are unable to store your recyclable material, then regrettably you will have to place your recycling in your refuse bin.


Unfortunately the Commissioners have decided to close their play areas in Clybane and Snugborough Housing Estates and Cronk Grianagh Park with immediate effect, in line with the current social distancing recommendations and to curb the spread of Covid 19. Cronk Grianagh Parkland will remain open for the time being. Please respect this decision and keep your children away from others and the playground equipment until further notice. Signage will be put in place to this effect.


At the moment, we do not anticipate any disruption to the refuse collection, however this could be subject to change in the future, depending on how the Covid 19 situation develops.

Domestic refuse collections will continue as normal on a Tuesday for the majority of residents. Certain areas in Braddan are changing to a Thursday collection from 1st April 2020. Letters have already gone out to those areas that will be affected by this.

Our refuse contractors will follow the recommended government guidelines to assist with preventing the spread of disease.

Please note that there should be no side waste (ie bags of refuse) left next to the wheelie bin and bin lids should be closed to prevent rubbish blowing around. All waste should be bagged and placed in your bin.

COMMERCIAL REFUSE COLLECTIONS – There is no change to Commercial Refuse Collections.


If you believe you, or a member of your household have Covid 19, please take note of the following steps to protect our refuse contractors.

Cleaning and disposal of waste

  • Use your usual household products, such as detergents and bleach, as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces. Personal waste (such as used tissues) and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags.
  • These bags should be placed into a second bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste in the room in which you are self-isolating.
  • Keep all bagged waste aside for at least 72 hours before putting into your usual external household waste bin.
  • All waste must be bagged and inside the bin. No side waste will be collected throughout this crisis.

The most up to date and accurate health guidance on Covid-19 is available on the Government’s website:-