20 Feb 2017 Last updated at 13:00

Recycling is on the move!

The council’s mobile household recycling centre (mobile HRC) will be out in the community from next week with a regular timetable of visits across the Isle of Wight from Tuesday 28 February.

With spring fast approaching, the facility, provided by the council, in partnership with Amey, comes just in time for that spring clear-out of household recyclables.

The mobile HRC provides a further facility that reaches out into the community to help people recycle more. It will accept items such as household batteries or small electrical appliances, that can’t be collected as part of a normal household recycling collection and would normally have to be taken by residents to Lynnbottom, Newport and Afton Marsh, Freshwater household and waste recycling centres.

It will visit areas including Chale, Ventnor, Ryde, Lake, Newport, Yarmouth and Cowes.

Executive member for major contracts management, Councillor Jon Gilbey, said: “The mobile household recycling centre helps us to broaden our recycling services and provide even more convenience for residents to recycle those more hard to dispose of items.

“I hope residents will make full use of the mobile centre and it has the added benefit of helping the environment by minimising a car trip or two to the household recycling centres.”

Paul Southall, account director for Amey on the Isle of Wight, said: “The mobile HRC is a purpose built facility designed to make it easier for residents to recycle items from around the household, especially ones you would normally need to take to a recycling centre such as small electrical appliances and paint tins.

“We very much look forward to starting regular visits and would encourage the public to use the facility as much as possible.”

Each area the mobile HRC is due to visit is close to public transport links. The mobile HRC will not accept commercial waste, garden green waste or non-recyclable waste.

The MRC will have facilities to recycle the following items only:

• Batteries (household).
• Small electrical appliances (ie toaster, hairdryer).
• Bulbs/fluorescent tubes.
• Paper/cardboard.
• Magazines.
• Printer cartridges.
• CDs and video tapes.
• Mobile phones.
• Metal (large metal items will not be accepted).
• Plastics.
• Textiles (including clothing).
• Paint tins (lids must be on).

The full spring timetable is:

 DATE TOWN VENUE TIME
 FEBRUARY      
 28                  Ryde                  Smallbrook Stadium                                10am-2pm     
                                                                        
 MARCH      
 1  Chale  Whale Chine car park         10am - 2pm
       
 2  Lake  Winchester House car park  10am - 2pm
       
 3  Cowes  Isle of Wight Community Club  10am - 2pm
       
 7  Yarmouth  Main Road car park  10am - 2pm
       
 8  Ryde  Smallbrook Stadium  10am - 2pm
       
 9  Newport  Newport Quay  10am - 2pm
       
 14  Ventnor  Ventnor Rugby Club  10am - 2pm
       
 15  Cowes  Isle of Wight Community Club  10am -2pm
       
 16  Yarmouth  Main Road car park  10am - 2pm
       
 21  Ryde  Westridge Leisure Centre car park  10am - 2pm,
       
 22  Lake  Winchester House car park  10am -2pm
       
 23  Newport  Newport Quay  10am - 2pm
       
 28  Chale  Whale Chine car park  10am - 2pm
       
 29  Ventnor  Ventnor Rugby Club  10am - 2pm
       
 30  Ryde  Westridge Leisure Centre car park  10am - 2pm
       
 APRIL      
 4  Yarmouth  Main Road car park  10am - 2pm
       
 5  Cowes  Isle of Wight Community Club  10am - 2pm
       
 6  Lake  Winchester House car park  10am - 2pm
       
 11  Ryde  Smallbrook Stadium  10am - 2pm
       
 12  Newport  Newport Quay  10am - 2pm
       
 13  Chale  Whale Chine car park  10am - 2pm
       
 18  Yarmouth  Main Road car park  10am - 2pm
       
 19  Ventnor  Ventnor Rugby Club  10am - 2pm
       
 20  Cowes  Isle of Wight Community Club  10am - 2pm
       
 25  Lake  Winchester House car park  10am - 2pm
       
 26  Ryde  Smallbrook Stadium  10am - 2pm
       
 27  Newport  Newport Quay  10am - 2pm
       

The MRC will be open at 10am and close at 2pm each day, at each area.

Please do not leave items in the above areas outside of the 10am to 2pm opening times.

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  • The council’s new mobile household recycling centre (mobile HRC) will begin a regular timetable of visits starting on Tuesday 28 February.
 
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