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Kerbside Collection Reminder for Friday 12 June 2020 - Round 10


Please note that even though there is no racing for this year, for Round 10 normally collected on Friday, we will keep to the current collection date of Monday 15 June as per the kerbside calendar.


So please put your boxes out first thing on Monday if you wish to have your boxes emptied. Polite reminder that we are still only accepting glass in one box and cans/tins in the other box. 


For plastic and paper, please note the Eastern Household Civic Site recycling bins are available to take these materials.


If you require further information about your recycle round and calendar, please visit the following site:


Please copy / share this information with your neighbours.


Kind regards

DBC Waste Services





The Council will recommence paper collections from 22nd June as part of the Kerbside service.


In line with current arrangements for cans and glass bottles, paper must be placed in its own receptacle for now, mixed materials will not be accepted. 


For Douglas residents, the Council has a limited stock of kerbside boxes and/ or recycling bags available if you require an additional means of storing your paper.  These can be ordered by contacting us by e-mail: or telephone number: 696445. 


For Braddan residents, please contact Braddan Commissioners on telephone number: 852808 or by e-mail: to arrange for additional receptacles if required.  If you have a recycling trolley, please use the top box for paper.


In addition, we are optimistic that the collection of plastic bottles will also be able to resume within the next 4 to 6 weeks, and will keep you informed via Facebook and the Council’s website


Thank you for your continued patience.


DBC Waste team











































Households covered by the scheme are provided with two recycling boxes; green with a net cover for cans, glass and plastic bottles; blue with a shower-proof cover for paper.


Please keep your box tidy and separate your items as it makes collection much easier.


If your box is full you can put separated items in untied carrier bags next to your box and they will be collected.


Please ensure your kerbside boxes are positioned at the curtilage of your property by 08:00 on collection day.


Certain streets have already been assessed for suitability. If there are collections already taking place in your street it is likely that your address will be suitable.


For locations where no collections are currently being undertaken a site visit may be required to carry out a risk assessment. This is to ensure that the public and operatives will not be put at risk by the collection in a certain location.


Properties that are unsuitable for collection are as follows:


  • Where stopping the collection vehicle will block a crossing or junction;


  • Where stopping the collection vehicle will cause a major traffic delay on a main road;


  • Where there is any safety issue regarding the safe collection of material;


  • From large blocks of apartments where the siting of boxes for collection will cause a large obstruction;


  • Where the kerbside vehicle is unable to gain access.


If you are unsure whether your home is suitable for our standard collection service, please contact the Waste Services team. (See 'Contact Details') 






Frequently Asked Questions

Can the Council help if I have difficulty taking out my bins?

Yes. If you are unable to take your bins to the front of your property and need help doing so, you can apply for our assisted collection service.


What can I recycle?

A detailed list of what you can recycle is available on







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    01624 696445