Isle of Wight Council

Recycling Centres

Afton Marsh HWRC

Site Rules

Afton Road, Freshwater, PO40 9TP 

You must book an appointment to visit the recycling centre.

Please do not arrive before your booking time, queuing on the road is hazardous to other road users.

Please read all information before booking your appointment:

  • You must have a booking reference number for your appointment to visit a Household Waste Recycling Centre. You will be sent an email with the booking reference number on when you book your appointment.
  • The booking reference will start with iw. Bookings can be made once every 24 hours per household.   
  • If you arrive without a reference number, you will be turned away from the recycling centre.

If you no longer need your booked appointment or want to change the registration of the vehicle this can be done online. 
The following must be undertaken when visiting the recycling centres: 

  • Commercial vehicles and Vans with a valid permit are permitted as we recognise this might be the only mode of transport for some households. Site staff reserve the right to decline access to any vehicles carrying excessively large volumes of waste due to current high demand. Waste must be from your household only.
  • Trailers and Vehicle combinations up to 25ft are permitted;
  • Please wait to be directed to a parking bay by our staff and park in allocated bay only;
  • You must wear appropriate clothing for the activity. For example please wear flat close toed shoes, long sleeves, gloves if needed;
  • Only 2 adult per vehicle may exit and unload (no persons under 16 may exit vehicles). Blue Badge holders who are unable to dispose of waste without assistance will be exempt from this rule;
  • Always follow safe walking routes;
  • Only use open bays/skips as directed by staff;
  • Staff will not assist with unloading (unless all vehicle occupants over 16 are disabled, please tell the meet and greet if you require additional assistance);
  • First aid on site will be limited due to social distancing, staff have a right to refuse first aid if they believe it will put them at risk;
  • Verbal and physical abuse will not be tolerated and may result in a ban from site. Staff will be wearing body cameras and will refer verbal and physical abuse to the police. CCTV is in operation and body cams will be utilised by site staff. 

 How to Make a Booking

  • Book an appointment online or call the council’s Waste Services team on 01983 823777.
  • Booking Slots will be made available online up to two weeks in advance.
  • Booking Slots are in 15-minute windows. Do not arrive before your allotted time.
  • Bookings must be made at least the day before visiting

Recycling and waste you may bring:

Please ensure you have sorted and separated your recycling before arrival. Only the following items may be brought to the Recycling Centres:

  • bicycles
  • cans
  • car batteries
  • card
  • cooking oil
  • DIY waste
  • engine oil
  • fluorescent tubes and CFL's
  • fridges, freezers, dishwashers and cookers (you must be able to unload unassisted)
  • furniture for reuse
  • gas bottles
  • glass
  • green waste
  • household batteries
  • household furnishings and bric a brac
  • mattresses
  • metals (ferrous and non-ferrous)
  • paint
  • paper
  • plastics
  • rubble and inert waste
  • soil
  • tetrapaks
  • textiles
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • wood
  • General waste you would normally place in your kerbside waste bin or reusable sacks

Reduce, reuse, recycle 

  • Maximise your recycling at the kerbside to reduce your general waste.
  • Before disposing of household items look to find a reuse for them or book a free reuse collection for reusable items.
  • Recycle everything you can at the kerbside to reduce non-essential journeys, all excess recycling will be taken.

Think before you throw 

 ‘Think Before You Throw’ could your old items be used by others?

Look out for new signs where you can recycle your old items. Signs are installed on the skip bay area encouraging visitors to think before throwing their old items. Visitors can speak to our friendly staff and they’ll be happy to help you to ‘Think before you Throw’.

Recycling centres opening times 

Afton Marsh:

  • Monday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • 15 minute slots from 10am to 6pm.


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • 15 minute slots from 10am to 6pm.