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The Southern Recycling Centre is the green composting / recycling centre paid for by the six parishes in the South of the Island. Our policy is to recycle and reuse as much as possible.

The Board reserves the right to ask local householders for a financial contribution if they bring heavy loads such as large DIY jobs, rubble, large roots, house or garden clearance, etc. 

You can make all the difference by sorting items into similar types before your arrive at the Site

Items either go to the Energy from Waste plant, (EFWF) Landfill, Quarry or are recycled.

Examples of items not acceptable for the EFWF are: soil, plaster, plasterboard, Gas bottles, fibreglass, metals, hardcore, batteries, ceramics, glass, asbestos. This list is not exhaustive.



Site Standards

1. In the interest of safety and the smooth operation of the Site members of the public are requested to follow the advice given by the staff.

2. Children (under 16) and animals should remain within a vehicle at all times.

3. Articles in the Reuse Area may be taken by the Public for their own use staff cannot be held responsible for saving items.

4. Sealed bags/containers may be checked by the Operatives to verify their contents. The Site is not licensed to take certain waste types.

5. Any one arriving in Commercial type vehicle/car with or without a business logo on is requested to report to a Member of staff. Commercial waste deposited at this Site will incur a charge

6. Excess loads from Domestic Properties e.g. DIY/green waste may incur a charge.

The Site cannot take:

(This list may change to comply with legislation.) Food waste, elm wood, tyres, asbestos, chemicals, gas bottles, fibreglass, clinical waste,  fire extinguishers, fireworks, ammunition.

Ask staff for advice on alternative methods of disposal.


Fridges/Freezers accepted with cash or a cheque made out to Manx Waste Solutions. (£12 -£25 depending on size)

Green Waste is composted. This service is free except for Commercial Gardeners or if you are bringing in regular large loads i.e. from tree felling or a garden clearance in which case a charge may be applied. Please separate and place in appropriate area emptying out of bags. Do not leave metal, stone, plastics etc. in this Bay.

Noxious weeds eg Cushag, palm leaves or trunks and small roots to go in the Burnable Waste area.

If you have large roots or grass sods to dispose of please seek out a member of staff for advice.

Waste Oil; Engine oil in small sealed containers can be left next to the Metano tank and the Operatives will dispose of it in due course no petrol, chemicals etc. or large drums please

Reuse Area

Browsing limited to 10 minutes

(this area may closed during busy times or if deemed necessary e.g. during Site Maintenance)

This Area is for unwanted items that may be of use to someone else, they are taken away as seen and are free.

The Board cannot be held responsible for faulty items and recommend all things taken are checked over by a suitably qualified person.

Please consider where you leave your car if you wish to browse the time limit is strictly adhered to at busy times.

Old clothes/shoes or material can be placed in the clothes banks


Rubble, ceramics, glass, newspapers, glossy magazine, catalogues, steel cans, aluminium cans, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, batteries, mobile phones, are all recyclable.


Health and Safety

Member of the Public use the Site at their own risk, they are requested to comply with the Site Guidelines and Health and Safety Policy.

It is impossible to have notices covering all eventualities and it is everyone’s responsibility to be aware of the potential risks of using an Amenity Site and act accordingly to ensure their own safety and that of others

Please do not leave items at the gate if the site is closed, this could lead to Prosecution.

Health and safety policy statement


General Statement of intent for the Southern Civic Amenity Site Board

As a Board we recognise the importance of providing a working environment that is safe and healthy for all employees, contractors, visitors and anyone who may be affected by the Site activities.

Our policy is to provide, plus maintain, safe and healthy working conditions, this includes safe plant /equipment and systems of work and to provide such information, training and supervision as needed for this purpose.

We aim to comply with all relevant legal requirements, promote best practice and aim to achieve or exceed the recognised standards of the regulatory bodies.

It is our intention to demonstrate an on-going commitment to improving health and safety at work and we recognise that effective health and safety at work actively contributes to the success of the Site and our commitment to this is vital for the success of the business.

The allocation of duties and the particular arrangements made to ensure the implementation of the policy are set out in this document.

They apply to all employees, contractors and visitors working or using the Southern Civic Amenity Site.

The policy will be kept up to date, particularly as the business changes in nature and size; it will be reviewed annually or sooner if required.

Southern Recycling Centre Board


The Board as management agrees to undertake to:

  • comply with health and safety legislation
  • to provide adequate resources for health and safety
  • to provide adequate controls, monitoring and assessment of the health and safety risks arising from our work activities;
  • identify workplace health and safety hazards and inform workers, contractors and stakeholders as appropriate of these hazards. We will take action to prevent reduce or control risks to an acceptable level and reduce the potential for incidents or accidents.
  • require Contractors to identify workplace hazards which may have an impact on our work activities.
  • incidents, accidents and near misses will be reported and investigated to drive improvement in our health and safety management.
  • our employees will be consulted on matters affecting their health and safety this includes occupational health.
  • to provide and maintain safe plant and equipment;
  • to ensure safe handling and use of substances;
  • to provide information, instruction and supervision for employees, contractors and users of the Site
  • to ensure all employees are competent to do their tasks and to give them adequate training;
  • to ensure Contractors are competent to do their tasks.
  • to maintain safe and healthy working conditions, access and egress to the Site;
  • to review and revise this policy as necessary and on an Annual basis.

For Advice on the disposal of:

Asbestos Tel. 686540 Waste Operations Unit

Chemicals ring SITA on 695260

Fire extinguishers, Unique F.E. Tel. 623592

Gas Bottles, Manx Gas Tel. 644444

Elm/noxious weeds removal and transportation tel. DEFA. 801263

Recycling Information available at Department of Infrastructure, tel. 686540.

Southern Civic Amenity Site Board (SCASB.) otherwise known as Southern Recycling Centre – Complaints Procedure

Please be advised if you wish to discuss your particular situation/query or complaint please contact The Clerk, Mr J M Roberts, on 832298 or email

Alternatively you can write a letter addressed to the Clerk at:

Southern Recycling Centre
Castletown Road
Port St Mary
Isle of Man

or email

If the matter cannot be dealt with by the Clerk and needs to be referred to the Board, they normally meet on the last Thursday of the month; the Clerk will confirm the date of the meeting with you either by phone or email.

SCASB. Grievance procedures:

Stage 1


Matter brought to attention of Site worker who will try and put things right and make a log of the incident in the Site Diary.

Stage 2

If it is not possible to resolve the complaint at Stage 1 the complaint can be referred to the Clerk, if it is about the Clerk it should be referred to the Chairperson of the Board. Clerk will log in Site Diary and ensure Board members are informed of the incident or outcome at their next meeting.

Stage 3

If the matter still cannot be resolved it will be referred the full Board for consideration at their ensuing meeting and their decision will be final.

Matters will be dealt with as prudently as possible you will be informed of any outcome and records of complaints kept for a period of two years.

The Board members are appreciative of those taking the time to bring concerns to their attention as it allows them to review and deal with the matters appropriately.

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