A reminder to all households in Braddan and in particular those returning to the Island, if you have tested positive, are awaiting test results or are experiencing COVID19 symptoms, all personal waste must be double bagged, and you should wait 48 hours before placing the bag in your refuse bin.

Those returning to the island who have not been tested, but are in the 2 week self-isolation period should follow the guidance above, until the period of self-isolation has elapsed.

With regard to the Kerbside Recycling Service, if a household is subject to any of the above mentioned criteria, we ask that you don’t set out your recycling boxes until the period of self-isolation has elapsed.

Thank you for cooperation,

Braddan Parish Commissioners

Braddan Commissioners’ Bulb Planting

Would you like to see Braddan covered in more flowers next spring?

Braddan Commissioners are going to plant lots of spring bulbs this autumn in different areas around the parish and we would love to hear from any groups, schools, companies or clubs that would like to help with this project 😊

Bulb planting is always a really satisfying exercise as the results can be seen for years to come.

If you would like to assist, please contact the Commissioners’ Office on 852808 or email us on

Braddan Housing Byelaws 2020

The latest version of our Housing Byelaws dated 2020 have now been approved by Tynwald and were signed and sealed at the latest Commissioners’ meeting on 30 July 2020. These Byelaws revoke the Housing Byelaws 2019 and only apply to property within the ownership of Braddan Parish Commissioners.

A link to the document can be found here.

Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Change of Use) (Amendment) Order 2020

Tynwald has recently approved a new Permitted Development Order which makes provisions for various types of development including replacing conservatory roofs with solid roofs and the installation of air source heat pumps (subject to conditions).

For full details, please see the order below:-

Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development and Change of Use) (Amendment) Order 2020

Braddan Recycling Collections now including paper from 2 July 2020

From tomorrow; Thursday 2 July 2020, our kerbside recycling round will include paper.

Please ensure that all materials are separated into different receptacles; please feel free to use a bag if you need to. We hope that we will be able to resume plastic recycling in the not too distant future.

If you have any queries about recycling service, please feel free to contact us.

Reintroduction of Kerbside Recycling in Braddan – Thursday 21 May

A limited kerbside recycling service will commence in Braddan from this week.

Please note that the recycling day is changing to a THURSDAY.

The first collection will be this Thursday, 21 May 2020.

Initially the service will be for glass bottles and cans only, and we would gratefully request that both materials are rinsed and placed in separate boxes.

Please do not leave any recycling out in bags, use you boxes and/or trolleys only.

The reason for this temporary change is to eliminate the risk of handling material which could be contaminated with the virus.

Having boxes contain a single material type enables the content to be tipped direct in to the hopper without needing to separate by hand.

For plastic and paper, please note that in the short term these can be disposed of at the IOM Governments bring banks situated around the Island, a list of which can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

We are writing out to all residents today with the new recycling calendar.

23 April 2020 – Local Authority Waste Services


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