Isle of Wight Council

19 Dec 2022

Christmas waste and recycling wrapped up

The festive period is almost upon us, and we’ve got you covered on all things recycling and waste. 

Recycling, waste and garden subscription collections are changing for one week over Christmas due to Boxing Day falling on a Monday.   
This will mean that all waste, recycling and garden waste collections for the week beginning Monday 26 December will run one day later than usual.    

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Collections will be back to normal from Monday 2 January 2023. 

In addition, no bulky waste or free reuse collections will be made on Monday 26 December, Tuesday 27 December and Monday 2 January 2023.  
 
Polystyrene collection 
 
We would like to remind residents that we will collect excess polystyrene from households on general (black bin/sack) waste collection days from Monday 19 December 2022 until Friday 13 January 2023. 
 
If you have extra polystyrene packaging that won’t fit in your black bin or sack, just place it within a clear or white plastic bag next to your black bin/black gull sack on your collection day. 
 
It must be in a clear or white sack so that the collection crews can easily identify it. The clear bag must only hold polystyrene, or it won’t be collected. Any excess general waste or black sacks left to the side of your bin or gull sack will not be collected. 
 
After 13 January, please remember that as polystyrene is not currently recyclable it must be placed in your black bin/black gull sack or taken to Lynnbottom or Afton Marsh Household Waste Recycling Centre and placed in the general rubbish skip. 
 
Cardboard waste 
 

If you have lots of cardboard waste, please bundle up and place it separately to the side of your recycling bin/sack on your recycling week collection. 
Batteries 
• Batteries must always be removed from electrical items before being collected. 
• Place your spent household batteries safely and separately in their own clear sandwich sized bag. 
• Leave the clear bag holding the batteries on top (not inside) of your general waste (black bins/black gull-proof sacks) on your general waste collection week. 
Batteries thrown into ordinary bins/sacks, household waste or with other recycling are dangerous.  
Large batteries such as laptop/phone/power tool batteries and car batteries or items where the batteries cannot be removed should be taken to your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre. 
 
Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) 
 
Lynnbottom and Afton Marsh Household Waste and Recycling Centres will be closed on Christmas Day: 25 December. Other than this, normal opening hours apply.   
 

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  • Recycling, waste and garden subscription collections are changing for one week over Christmas due to Boxing Day falling on a Monday.
  • Collections will be back to normal from Monday 2 January 2023.
 
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