Household Waste and Recycling

Other Collection Services

Assisted collections

If you find that you cannot manage the wheeled bin or gull sacks that have been provided for you, or you cannot place your waste and recycling out on the kerbside for collection, you may be eligible for assistance with your waste and recycling collections.  To apply for an assisted collection please use the appropriate online form available from the 'Do It Online' tab above.

Collection Plus

You can apply to have your wheeled bins or gull-proof sacks collected from an agreed point on your property, such as the side of your house. This service will be available for a fee of £52 per year, terms and conditions will apply. 

Please read our waste contractors (Amey) Terms and Conditions for the Collection Plus service by clicking here.

To apply for a Collection Plus service online, please click here.

Textile recycling

Households can recycle textiles by placing unwanted textiles in a plastic bag at the kerbside. Please avoid grey, black or green bags as these would be confused with rubbish. Householders may put clothes, cushions covers, duvet covers, pillowcases and curtains out for recycling.

The crew cannot take bulky items such as duvets, rugs, pillows, cushions or shoes.

Reuse service - Free Collection

Many of the things we throw away could be given a new lease of life. You may no longer need an item that is undamaged and in good working order.  Our waste contractor Amey will collect undamaged and fully working household items such as furniture or televisions for free through its partnership with Storeroom 2010.
To arrange a reuse service collection please use the appropriate online form available from the 'Do It Online' tab above.

Please note that if upon arrival for the collection the items are deemed not reusable due to damage or poor condition, they will not be collected and you will be referred to the bulky waste service below

We are committed to promoting reuse which delivers benefits for both the community and the environment. By reusing items we can:

  • Cut the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
  • Reduce energy and raw material costs associated with the production of new items.
  • Give local people the opportunity to save money – reusable items are much cheaper than buying new.

Bulky and one-off waste collection - £25 per collection

Amey also provides a bulky waste collections service through its partner Storeroom2010 for items that are not re-usable.

  • Up to four bulky waste items will be collected for a charge of £25.

To arrange a bulky waste collection, please use the appropriate online form available from the 'Do It Online' tab above.

Acceptable bulky and one-off waste collection items

The following items will be collected as part of this service.

Baby cot / Baby bath / BBQs / Bedside cabinet(s) / Bicycle / Bookcase(s) / Bed/bedbase / Cabinet / Chair dining room (four chairs = 1 item) / Chair (office/arm/ rocking/easy etc) / Chest of drawers / Coffee table / Cooker/oven / Computer monitor / Desk / Dishwasher / Curtain rails/blinds / Dressing table / Electric/gas heater portable / Fire (gas/electric) portable / Fridge and/or fridge freezer / Exercise bike / Garden bench / Garden swing (dismantled) / Garden Table / Headboard / Lawnmower (electrical or manual push) / Mattress (single/double) /  Microwave / Carpet (rolled up) / Carpet underlay (rolled up) / Rowing machine / Settee/sofa bed / Shelving unit /Slide (dismantled) / Snooker table (not full size) / Standard lamp / Step ladders / Stereo (including speakers) / Sunlounger / Television / Trolley (excluding shop trolley) / Trunk / Table / Vacuum cleaner / VCR/DVD player / Wardrobe / Washing machine / Water butt / Wheelbarrow.

Please note: a three piece suite (ie sofa and two armchairs) is classed as three separate items.

All white goods must be empty of food and in a clean state, otherwise they will not be taken away.

Unacceptable bulky and one-off waste collection items

Anything containing asbestos / Any liquids / Doors / Radiators / Fire places / Pianos/organs / Sunbeds / Gas bottles/canisters / Garden ponds / Fence panels / Sheds / Aerials/satellite dishes / Bagged garden waste / Water tanks /  Petrol lawnmowers / Boilers / Argas/kitchen ranges / Pieces of wood/rubble or stone / Bathroom suites/sanitary ware / Commercial fridges or freezers / Mirrors/sheets of glass / Chemicals / Kitchen units or sinks / Any other item which is not furniture or a kitchen appliance.

Bulky and one-off Collection Service - schedule

COLLECTION DAY    

AREA

 Tuesday

Newport/Cowes                 

Arreton   

Calbourne    

Carisbrooke   

 

Gunville

Merston

 Newport

Newtown

Porchfield

Shalfleet

West Cowes  

   

 Wednesday

Ryde

Bembridge

Binstead

East Cowes

 

Fishbourne

Ryde

Seaview

Wootton

   

 Thursday                 

Bay Area and South Wight                   

Blackgang           

Chale                

Godshill             

 

 Luccombe

Niton

Rookley

St Lawrence  

Sandown

Shanklin

Ventnor

   

Friday

West Wight

Brook 

Brighstone  

Freshwater

 

Mottistone

Shorwell

Totland

Yarmouth