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Amey staff emptying a recycling bin

12 August 2022 - 3pm

Some recycling collections have been temporarily suspended today (Friday 12 August) as the temperature has hit over 30C. This action is for the safety of the collection crews due to the heatwave.  

This will mean some  recycling may not be collected today that would usually take place on Fridays. If your green wheeled bin or green gull proof sack has not been collected today, please leave the bin/sack out kerbside or at your usual collection point and it will be collected as a priority tomorrow (Friday 12 August). Residents who have an assisted collection, please be assured this will be collected today by a smaller vehicle, but may be later than usual.

Roads affected in Newport, Gunville and Carisbrooke are:

 

  • Wykeham Road
  • Highfield Road
  • Queens Road
  • College Road
  • Avondale Road
  • Mount Pleasant Road
  • York Road
  • Clarence Road
  • Cypress Road
  • Heath Close
  • Foxes Road – bin store
  • Sycamore Gardens
  • Rowan Gardens
  • Mimosa Close
  • Aspen Close
  • Birch Gardens
  • Old Westminster Lane – bin store
  • New Street – bin store
  • Blackthorn Close
  • Holyrood Street – bin store
  • Crocker Street – bin store
  • Ash Road
  • Sylvan Drive – Bin store
  • Green Street
  • Vicarage Walk – bin store
  • Robin hood street
  • Mill Street
  • The Willows
  • Hornbeam Close
  • Chain Lane
  • The Limes
  • Beech Road
  • Home Meade
  • Grange Drive
  • John Street
  • Hawthorn Close
  • Maple Drive
  • Whitesmith Road
  • Hunnyhill
  • Hookes Way
  • Albany Road
  • Redver Gardens
  • Heytesbury Road
  • Castlehold Lane
  • Wayside Drive
  • Parkhurst Road
  • Worsley Road
  • Hurstake Road
  • Carisbrooke Road
  • Clatterford Road
  • Alvington Close
  • Spring lane
  • Alvington Road
  • Ash Lane
  • Cedar Hill
  • Alvington Manor View
  • Castle Road
  • The Hollows
  • Gunville Road
  • Castle Hill
  • Ash Close
  • Chapel Close
  • School Lane
  • High Street – Carisbrooke
  • Priory Farm Lane
  • Bramleys
  • Meadow Green
  • Chandler Close
  • St Johns Close
  • Whitcombe Road
  • Watergate Road
  • Terrace Road
  • St Johns Place
  • Chatfield Lodge
  • Melrose Close
  • Winston Road
  • Woodbine Close
  • Clarence Road
  • Mount Joy
  • St Johns Road
  • Drake Road
  • Whitepit Lane
  • St James Street – bin store
  • St Nicholas Close
  • Heath Close
  • The Finches
  • Wheater Close
  • Marlborough Road
  • Hinton Road
  • Lukely Gardens
  • Stonechat Close
  • Redstart Close
  • Kingfisher Close
  • Purdy Road
  • Greenfinch Close
  • Kitbridge Road
  • Swallow Close
  • Priors Walk
  • Linnet Close
  • Fieldfare Road
  • Machin Close
  • Westmill Road
  • Ward Close
  • Kinchington Road
  • Mountbatten Drive
  • Winchat Close
  • Wellington Road
  • Lark Rise
  • Millfield Road
  • Redwing Close
  • Wolfe Close
  • Goldcrest Close
  • Kestrel Way
  • Nightinggale Road
  • Withybed Close
  • Greenways
  • Chichester Walk
  • Tinkers Hill
  • Pan Lane
  • Pan Close
  • Grove Close
  • Downs View Road
  • Furrlongs
  • Manor Crescent
  • Berry Close
  • Meadowside
  • Garden Way.

12 August 2022

Waste collections that were suspended yesterday (Thursday 11 August) have now been completed. If your waste has been missed, please complete a missed collection form online, or call (01983) 823777 and an adviser will complete the form with you.

 

11 August 2022: Waste collections suspended in Cowes area

Some recycling collections have been temporarily suspended today (Thursday 11 August) as the temperature has hit over 30C. This action is for the safety of the collection crews due to the heatwave.  

This will mean some  recycling may not be collected today that would usually take place on Thursdays. If your green wheeled bin or green gull proof sack has not been collected today, please leave the bin/sack out kerbside or at your usual collection point and it will be collected as a priority tomorrow (Friday 12 August). Residents who have an assisted collection, please be assured this will be collected today by a smaller vehicle, but may be later than usual.

Roads affected are:

  • Battery Road
  • Brambles Lane
  • Bridge Road
  • Broadfields Avenue
  • Brunswick Road
  • Coronation Road
  • Deauville Road
  • Fraser Close
  • The Grove
  • Highfield Road
  • Lammas Close
  • Langtry Place
  • Milton Road
  • Pine Tree Close
  • Solent Shores
  • Pelham Road
  • Place Side
  • Rogerson Close
  • South Road
  • St Andrews Street
  • Stanley Road
  • Tennyson Road
  • Thetis Road
  • Three Gates Road.

 

If you do not live on one of the above listed roads and your waste is not collected today (Friday) please complete a missed collection form or contact the council waste services on 01983 823777.

 

If you live on one of the affected roads, and your recycling has not been collected by 12 noon Saturday (13 August) please report to the council online at www.iwight.com/waste

 

Natasha Dix, Strategic Manager for the Environment, said: “We understand that this might cause frustration for residents and ask that you bear with us as we make sure that collection crews are operating safely in this heat.   “We will continue to monitor the temperatures going forward should this change and make residents aware of any further issues.”

19 July 2022: Waste collections suspended Ryde & Binstead area

Some recycling collections have been temporarily suspended today (Tuesday 19 July) as the temperature has hit over 30C. This action is for the safety of the collection crews due to the heatwave.  

Areas where residents recycling collections have been affected are:

  • Ryde
  • Binstead 

This will mean some  recycling may not be collected today that would usually take place on Tuesdays.   If your green wheeled bin or green gull proof sack has not been collected today, please leave the bin/sack out kerbside or at your usual collection point and it will be collected as a priority tomorrow (Wednesday 20 July).  Residents who have an assisted collection, please be assured this will be collected today by a smaller vehicle, but may be later than usual.

Roads affected are:

  • Arnold Road, Binstead
  • Cemetery Road, Binstead
  • Chapel Road, Binstead
  • Coniston Avenue, Binstead
  • Gordon Close, Binstead
  • Green way Close, Binstead
  • Hawthorn Close, Binstead
  • Hazlemere Avenue, Binstead
  • Kings Road, Binstead
  • Parkway, Binstead
  • Sandpath, Binstead
  • The Mall, Binstead
  • Verwood Drive, Binstead
  • Granary Close, Binstead

 

 

  • Adelaide Place, Ryde
  • Albert Street, Ryde
  • Arthur Street, Ryde
  • Ashey Road, Ryde
  • Bettesworth Road, Ryde
  • Corbett Road, Ryde
  • Esplanade, Ryde
  • Flanders Way, Ryde
  • Grove Road, Ryde
  • Haines Close, Ryde
  • Hideaway Mews, Ryde
  • King Arthur Close, Ryde
  • Market Street, Ryde
  • Marymead Close, Ryde
  • Newport Street, Ryde
  • Partlands Avenue, Ryde
  • Playstreet Lane, Ryde
  • Poppy Close, Ryde
  • Pound Mead, Ryde
  • Prince Street, Ryde
  • South Street, Ryde
  • St Michaels Avenue, Ryde
  • Stainers Close, Ryde
  • South View Close, Ryde
  • Surrey Street, Ryde
  • The Hayloft, Ryde
  • Treefields, Ryde
  • Union Road, Ryde
  • Well Street, Ryde
  • West Place, Ryde
  • Wray Street, Ryde
  • Wrexham Avenue, Ryde

If your waste or recycling has not been collected by 12 noon Wednesday (20 July) please report to the council online at www.iwight.com/waste 

If your waste or recycling collection is usually a Wednesday, please put your bin/ sacks out as usual at the kerbside or your usual collection point.    

Natasha Dix, Strategic Manager for the Environment, said: “We understand that this might cause frustration for residents and ask that you bear with us as we make sure that collection crews are operating safely in this heat.   “We will continue to monitor the temperatures going forward should this change and make residents aware of any further issues.”

  

9 June 2022: Strike Action Cancelled

The Isle of Wight Council is pleased to confirm that following discussions between our waste service provider, Amey, and their employees, the intended strike action will no longer go ahead.

The council and Amey would like to thank their employees for their dedication, especially during the pandemic, and for their open discussions over the past few weeks.

We’d also like to thank residents for their understanding and support.

Council leader, Councillor Lora Peacey Wilcox, said: “I welcome the positive news that there will no longer be any strike action from next week.

"I would also like to thank our crews on the ground for all their hard work that they do, day in and day out. Our residents will also be extremely relieved too!"

Natasha Dix, strategic manager for environment, said: “This is great news that our waste partners Amey and their employees have been able to come to a positive outcome and avoid the need for strike action.

"Our residents have always appreciated the work the crew and drivers do, throughout the pandemic and now.”

9 June 2022: Amey Strike Action

Should Amey staff not accept the pay offer made on the 8 June 2022, the proposed strike action by Amey employees is due to start Monday 13 June. This may be for a two-week period up until Sunday 26 June. This will involve Amey staff who are GMB members and not the whole workforce.

This week (Monday 6 to Friday the 10 June) all waste collection services will operate as normal. Please continue to put your bins/sacks out on your scheduled normal collection days. Further updates on the bin strike will be on our website and through social media as soon as possible. The Isle of Wight Council waste services play a critical role on the island for residents. The council will continue to support our residents and customers during this period. We will provide timely and up to date information throughout.

Amey understand that delivering waste services is essential to our householders and environment. Amey will be making sure there will be minimal disruption to your waste services. Amey are also supporting their staff through this period of potential strike action.

The proposed strike action is about pay. This is an issue for Amey to resolve with their employees. Amey will continue to talk with their employees to avoid or stop strike action as soon as possible.

The recycling centres are open as normal and will remain open. Residents should continue to book their tip visits via the online booking page If you are visiting the tip we ask that you are kind and patient with staff.

The employees working at these sites have chosen to not strike. Staff will be working as hard as possible to make sure you can tip your waste and recycling during the intended strike action and beyond. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

8 June 2022: Amey staff pay offer

Following the news of strike action, our recycling and waste service provider Amey has continued positive discussion with its employees.

Amey is committed to supporting their people and minimising any planned disruption to Island residents' waste and recycling services over the next two weeks.

Amey has offered its employees an adjustment in addition to their April 2022 4.21 per cent pay award, in order to achieve an amicable resolution and avert the need for strike action.

The Isle of Wight Council is working with Amey to make sure there is minimal impact to all our recycling and waste services across the Island should their workforce continue to pursue strike action.

Amey thank residents and their employees on the Island for their continued support and patience.