The information below relates only to the Eastern Household Recycling Centre, Middle River. We advise to contact the other individual sites if you have any queries regarding the opening hours and services provided


Aerosols can be recycled in your green kerbside box or at a Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre. Aerosols should be completely used.


Your old bicycles will be taken by the Reuse area at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre if they are in good condition. If they are beyond repair, place in the scrap metal skip.


Catalogues can be recycled in your blue kerbside box, or at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre.


Books can be taken to local charity shops, or to the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre where they can be placed in the reuse area.


Clean Foil (no food residue) can be recycled at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre, for residents of Douglas a green kerbside box. Foil items include takeaway trays, pie and quiche cases and oven ready meals.


Cans can be recycled at Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre, for resident of Douglas cans can be placed in a Green Kerbside box.

Household items such as saucepans that are still in good condition can be reused at any local charity shop for example, or taken to the Eastern  Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Building waste

Small amounts of building waste can be disposed of at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre. Building waste should not be placed in a household bin.


Dry cell batteries can be recycled at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre or at battery recycling points provided by many major retailers. Batteries should not be placed in a household bin.

Domestic appliances

Domestic appliances can be taken to the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Clothing and textiles

Items can be taken to any local Charity Shop or the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre.


Please place steel in your Green kerbside box, or take to the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre.


Fridges can be recycled at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre (charges apply).

Lamps and bulbs

These can be recycled at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre for a small charge. Lamps and bulbs should not be placed in a household bin.


PET 1 and PE-HD 02 plastics (as shown by symbol on packaging). This includes drinks bottles, shampoo bottles, mouthwash bottles, salad dressing bottles medicine bottles, milk jugs, juice containers etc. available using the Kerbside Collection green box and at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre. Please do not put any other types of plastics in your kerbside bin as this counts as contamination.

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Furniture can be taken to the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the reuse area.  If it is beyond repair or cannot be reused please place in the relevant disposal skip.

Computer Equipment, dehumidifiers, TVS and Monitors

Can be recycled at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre (charges apply).


White envelopes can be placed in your blue kerbside box.


Facilities for this can be found at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre, for Douglas residents please place in a Green kerbside box.


Paper can be recycled at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre, or for Douglas residents in your blue kerbside box.

Garden Waste

Greenwaste including leaves, flowers, grass and weeds, tree bark and pruned branches, clippings and twigs, home grown fruit or vegetables, can be taken to the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Brown Cardboard

Brown Cardboard can be recycled at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Scrap Metal

Scrap metal should be taken to the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre.


Wood can be recycled at the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre.


Small amounts can be taken to the Eastern Household Waste Recycling Centre. Plasterboard must be no bigger than a quarter sheet and a maximum of 6 bags per week.