Special Waste  

Special Waste: Latest Events

The 2014 Special Waste Days are May 16th and 17th, and November 7th and 8th. 

Keep these special waste items out of your household waste:

The following items, if placed into regular Garbage can present a health risk for Bermuda's Environment and You. If disposed of correctly these items are sent overseas for recycling, benefiting all of us in Bermuda by keeping us safe from potential environmental hazards, and benefiting our planet by reusing or recycling the end product.

  • Compact fluorescent bulbs or CFLs
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Household batteries
  • Vehicle batteries
  • PVC pipes
  • Used motor oils
  • Used paint cans
  • Pesticides
  • Acids
  • Caustics
  • Pool cleaners
What To Do With Items Marked "Hazardous"  

Special Waste: What to do with items marked "hazardous"

In Bermuda, household waste is incinerated to generate electricity at the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility. Enough power is generated in the process to run the Tynes Bay Plant and to return roughly 3,000 homes' electricity into the island's power grid.

By keeping potentially harmful substances  - those with hazard warning and mercury-containing items out of your regular waste, you help to generate cleaner electricity, protect our environment and your health.

Items containing hazard warning labels can be taken to the Tynes Bay public drop-off centre 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm and deposited in specially marked areas. We have two "Special Waste" drop off events per year at Tynes Bay in May and November. Click here for the 2015 Garbage and Recycling Schedule

All special waste items are shipped overseas for processing, where much of the material is salvaged and diverted for re-use and recycling.

Waste Paint Drop-Off Programme

Old household paints and varnishes may be deposited for safe disposal at the following locations:

  1. Bermuda Paint Co. Ltd. - Brighton Hill, Devonshire
  2. Gorham's Ltd. - 62 St. John's Road, Pembroke
  3. Pembroke Paint Co. Ltd. - Market and Bakery Lane, Pembroke
  4. SAL Devonshire - Hermitage Road
  5. Standard Hardware Co. Ltd. - St. John's Road, Pembroke
  6. Tynes Bay Public Drop-Off - Devonshire, Open from 7 am to 7pm, 7 days a week

Household Battery Recycling Programme

Household batteries may be deposited in battery recycling tubes at grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations island-wide.

Waste Oil

Waste oil may be deposited at the following locations:

  1. Dowling's Marina, St. George
  2. Crawl Hill Gas Station
  3. Tynes Bay Public Drop-Off
  4. Shell Warwick on South Shore
  5. Port Royal Esso, Southampton
  6. Boaz Island
Press Releases  
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Physical Address:

Special Waste Facility

Sally Port Dockyard

Phone: 278-0562

Fax: 234-5184


Collection Services:


There is an on-call and scheduled collection service provided by this facility.