In Bermuda, residential trash and recycling collection is handled by Bermuda Government’s Waste Management section and is free. The exceptions to this rule are the cities of Hamilton and St. George – both cities provide their own waste management services.
Residential Garbage And Recycling Schedules
Garbage should be placed curbside in lidded bins or plastic bags by 7:30 a.m. on your day of collection.
To prevent rodents, store bagged garbage in lidded bins at your residence. Move to curb for collection on scheduled day only. Use only lidded bins or sealed plastic bags. Paper bags and boxes fall apart.
|Garbage Collection Day||Zone|
|Monday||Zone 1 - All of Sandys Parish. Southampton Parish west up to and including Lighthouse Road from Middle Road to South Road.|
|Tuesday||Zone 2 - Southampton Parish east of Lighthouse Road. All of Warwick Parish. Paget West up to and including Chapel Road, S Hill and Southcote Road.|
|Wednesday||Zone 3 - Paget Parish east of Chapel Road, from, but not including T-Street and Kent Avenue, Devonshire Parish. East Broadway. Cavendish Road. Pembroke Parish west of Blackwatch Pass.|
|Thursday||Zone 4 - Pembroke Parish east of Blackwatch Pass. Devonshire Parish east of T-Street. All of Smith's Parish except the area east of Devil's Hole Hill.|
|Friday||Zone 5 - Smith's Parish east of Devil's Hole Hill. All of Hamilton Parish. All of St. Georges Parish.|
|Holidays||If a pickup is set to occur on a holiday, the pickup days will shift to the the following day. If pickup set for holiday Friday, then pickup takes place on following Saturday. If pickup set for holiday Monday, then pickup takes place on preceding Saturday.
Bermuda recycles Tin, Aluminum and Glass and the programme is commonly referred to as TAG. TAG materials are processed at our Material Recovery Facility and either shipped abroad or used on island. Recyclables should be placed curbside in clear blue bags.
|Recycling Collection Day||Zone|
|Thursday||West - All areas of Sandys, Southampton, Warwick and Paget parishes and the following areas of Devonshire: Tee Street and Kent Avenue.|
|Friday||East - All areas of St. George’s, Hamilton, Smith’s, Pembroke and Devonshire parishes – not including Tee Street and Kent Avenue.|
|Holidays||If a pickup is set to occur on a holiday, the pickup days will shift to the the following or previous day.|
Public Waste Drop-Off Facilities
There are a number of drop-off facilities available for the public and industry to drop-off residential waste, household special and e-waste and industrial and commercial waste. This waste should not be included with your regular collection, you can find a list of items and where to take them in the table below.
|Tynes Bay Public Drop-Off||
|Marsh Folly Composting Facility||
|Airport Waste Management Facility||
|Participating Retailers (Grocers, Pharmacies, Hardware stores)||
Composting at home reduces your personal volume of trash, reduces the amount of water needed in your garden, increases plant growth and replaces the need for harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides. If you’d like to know more about composting, you’ll find details on Bermuda Government’s Waste Management website.
When you’re ready to get started, backyard composters are available for purchase from Waste Management for $80.00. Call 278-0563 or email email@example.com to purchase an EarthMachine brand compost bin. You’ll also find them at several local hardware stores.
Keep Bermuda Beautiful
In spite of the myriad of free waste management options provided by government, Bermuda still has a serious litter and dumping problem. An organization that works hard to improve the mindset and landscape is Keep Bermuda Beautiful. The core work of KBB revolves around volunteers and other interested members of the community who participate in clean ups. Keep Bermuda Beautiful's campaign of monthly clean ups, trash-a-thons, community pick-ups and corporate and individual efforts total 25+ events annually. Hundreds of volunteers donate thousands of hours removing thousands of pounds of litter and recyclables from our environment. In addition, KBB partners with schools, PTAs, sports and community groups to promote (through education and awareness) the importance of keeping Bermuda beautiful.