A group of Ryde residents have claimed victory in their fight to keep their wheelie bins, forcing Isle of Wight Council into a U-turn.
Earlier this month, Jayne Clews was one of a number of residents living in Meaders Road who received a letter from the council about changes to recycling collection arrangements.
The council planned to remove and replace residents' wheelie bins with a six-month supply of clear sacks.
Ms Clews was pleased with the council's change of heart, believing the sacks were never a viable alternative.
"We're all very delighted. They're obviously listening to what we're saying, which makes a nice change for Isle of Wight Council."
Residents came together to sign a petition and were assisted by their local councillor.
They were told that on Tuesday 28 August, once wheelie bins had been emptied, they would be removed and replaced.
In a letter sent to residents on Wednesday informing them of the council's change of mind, the council said the idea to clear recycling bags was an "operational decision" based on restricted access to their premises.
Refuse collection vehicles had faced difficulties for a number of years collecting refuse from the street, due to tight spaces caused by parked cars.
Ms Clews raised concerns over where she would store the recycling sacks, fearing they would be ripped open.
"We have foxes coming down the road quite a bit. I've got them on CCTV. We've got cats and other animals - because we have the brook at the back of us - (and) they'd just rip it up to shreds and there would be rubbish everywhere, which would then make it worse for the council as they'd have to pick it all up."
In a statement, Sue Dasent, Isle of Wight Council manager for procurement and contracts said: "We are today (Wednesday) writing a letter to residents in Meaders Road saying that after listening to concerns raised, we held further discussions with Island Waste Services about collecting waste from the recycling bins in the area.
"Following these discussions we are pleased to confirm that the waste collections in Meaders Road will remain the same as before."