02 Dec 2013

Changes to waste collections over Christmas

There will be some changes to refuse collections over Christmas this year, primarily between Monday 23 and Friday 27 December.

Changes will also be in place between Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 January. For some households, their collections may be one or two days earlier, and for others it may be a day later.
 
Below are full details of the changes:
 
Waste collected on:           Will be collected on:
 
December                            December
Mon 23                                 Sat 21
Tues 24                                 Mon 23
Wed 25                                Tues 24
Thur 26                                 Fri 27
Fri 27                                    Sat 28
Mon 30                                 NO CHANGE
Tue 31                                  NO CHANGE
January                               January
Wed 1                                  Thur 2
Thur 2                                   Fri 3
Fri 3                                     Sat 4
 
Waste collections will resume as normal from Monday 6 January.
 
Christmas trees

Christmas tree skips will also be available in the following locations between Saturday 4 January and Sunday 12 January. Any trees collected in the skips are chipped and used for green projects. Artificial trees cannot be recycled and should not be included at these sites. People should not leave Christmas trees in car parks that do not have tree skips.
 
Brighstone village car park.
East Cowes Esplanade car park.
Lake, New Road car park.
Ryde, Waltzing Waters car park.
Somerton, park and ride.
Ventnor Botanic Garden car park.
 
Christmas trees can also be placed with garden waste at all household waste recycling centres. These can be found at Lynnbottom near Newport, Forest Road in Newport and Afton in Freshwater.
 
People should hold on to their Christmas cards and recycle them in their wheelie bins.
 
Throughout the festive period, the civic amenity site at Lynnbottom will be open as usual from 7am to 7pm, apart from Christmas Day when it is closed all day.
 
Forest Road household waste recycling centre will be open every Sunday in December between 9.30am and 4.30pm, but will be closed every Saturday. Afton household waste recycling centre will be open every Saturday and Sunday between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Both sites are closed on weekdays as normal.
 
More information on waste collections can be found by logging on to www.iwight.com/waste

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