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Waste And Recycling Collection Information For Spring Bank Holiday

Islanders are being reminded of rubbish and recycling collection information for the Spring bank holiday.

The Isle of Wight Council has confirmed there will be:

  • no change to the waste collection service for Monday, 27 May; 
  • no change to all waste and recycling collections due the week starting 27 May; 
  • no change to recycling centres' opening hours on Monday, 27 May — please book your trip as usual in advance and check opening times at www.iow.gov.uk/waste  
  • no change to refuse and bulky waste collections which will continue as normal. 

Residents are asked to place their waste or recycling out early as normal by 7am on Monday 27 May. 

Over the spring bank holiday weekend, many of us will take the opportunity to carry out some spring cleaning either at home or in the garden. Here’s our spring clean top tips:  

  • Please stick to the time you have booked if using the tip. If you don’t have a booking, you won’t be able to enter the site.
  • Make your tip trip quick: sort your waste/recycling into different material categories before you go. 
  • Arrive no more than 10 minutes before your booking.
  • Many items can be recycled in your kerbside collections. Check what goes where at www.iow.gov.uk/waste, our online A-Z recycling guide. 
  • You can bundle excess cardboard to one side of your recycling bin or sack on your recycling week. 
  • Give items in good condition that you no longer want a second life: sell online, donate to charity or give them away for free. You can also use the FREE reuse collection – more details at www.iow.gov.uk/waste  
  • Book a paid for bulky waste collection service to have larger items that no longer work/cannot be reused collected from your home. We collect up to four items per order. More details at www.iow.gov.uk/waste  

If using a private waste carrier to dispose of your waste, please remember it is your responsibility to ensure your waste is always dealt with responsibly. All householders and businesses have a legal ‘duty of care’.  

Leaving items out for collection or using an unlicensed waste carrier can mean your items could end up fly-tipped. If they are traced back to you, you will be the one who can face an unlimited fine. Further information is online at www.iow.gov.uk/waste   

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