At its meeting on 15 October 2015, the Environment & Natural Resources Committee agreed the following changes to the St Helena Waste Management Services with immediate effect:

  • The collection of waste from commercial premises (shops and bars) in Jamestown will reduce from the current five day a week service to four days a week. As a result, there will be no collection of waste from commercial premises in Jamestown on Tuesdays


Tuesday is the waste collection day for the Half Tree Hollow area – the largest of all domestic waste collection routes. The volume of waste on the HTH route often exceeds what the RCVs can safely collect – and reducing collection of commercial waste from five days a week to four in Jamestown provides the necessary increased capacity in the RCVs to safely complete the entire route on a Tuesday.


  • The twice weekly collection of household waste in Jamestown will reduce to a one day per week service, consistent with all other residential properties on the Island. Household waste in Jamestown will therefore now only be collected from residential properties on Fridays.


This change realises a reduction in vehicle and fuel use and frees staff to undertake other waste management tasks for the benefit of all residents.

For further information contact the Environmental Risk Manager, Mike Durnford, on tel: 24724 or email


19 October 2015



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