Isle of Wight Council

Household Waste and Recycling

Other Domestic Collection Services

Assisted collections (Free)

Apply online for an assisted collection or call Waste Services on 01983 823777 if you find that you or a relative:

  • cannot manage the domestic wheeled bin or gull sacks that have been provided for you, 
  • cannot place your waste and recycling out on the kerbside for collection. 
  • there is no other person over the age of 18 in the property who is able to manage and move the households waste.

You may be eligible for assistance with your waste and recycling collections. 

Collection Plus (£65)

Apply online for a Collection Plus service or call Waste Services on 01983 823777, if you would like your bins reusable bags collected from your property rather than taking them to the kerbside. This service allows you to have your domestic wheeled bins or gull-proof sacks collected from an agreed point on your property. This could be the side of your house, instead of being required to place them on the kerbside in your collection day. 

This service is ideal for householders who will benefit from ensuring their bins are collected on their allocated collection day without having to place their waste out before 7am on their collection day. 

Collection Plus benefits residents:

  • Who work away from home during the week, 
  • work irregular shift patterns, 
  • second home owners, 
  • the elderly, 
  • or anyone who owns a holiday let that is available to let for less than 140 days per year.  

This service costs £65 and runs for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

Before applying to join the service, please read Terms and Conditions for the Collection Plus service. 

Reuse service - (Free)

Book a free reuse collection online or call Waste Services on 01983 823777, for household furniture and items that could be reused. Many of the things we throw away could be given a new lease of life. You may no longer need an item that is undamaged and in good working order. We will collect undamaged and fully working household items such as furniture or televisions for free. Please note that any soft furnishings e.g. sofa, armchair etc must have attached current fire safety regulation labels (The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988.

Please note that if upon arrival for the collection the items are deemed not reusable due to damage, lack of labelling or poor condition, they will not be collected. You will be referred to the bulky waste service below. 

We are committed to promoting reuse which delivers benefits for both the community and the environment. 

By reusing items we can:

  • Cut the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
  • Reduce energy and raw material costs associated with the production of new items.
  • Give local people the opportunity to save money – reusable items are much cheaper than buying new.

Bulky Waste Collection - (£40 for up to four items)

Book a Bulky Waste collection online or call Waste Services on 01983 823777. We provide bulky waste collections service for items, with up to four bulky waste items will be collected for a charge of £40. To arrange a bulky waste collection please use the appropriate online form available from the 'Do It Online' tab above.

Please note: items for collection must be placed on the kerbside by 7am on the day of collection or they will not be collected.

Acceptable bulky collection items:

Baby cot / Baby bath / BBQs / Bedside cabinet(s) / Bicycle / Bookcase(s) / Bed/bedbase / Cabinet / Chair dining room (four chairs = 1 item) / Chair (office/arm/ rocking/easy etc) / Chest of drawers / Coffee table / Cooker/oven / Computer monitor / Desk / Dishwasher / Curtain rails/blinds / Dressing table / Electric/gas heater portable / Fire (gas/electric) portable / Fridge and/or fridge freezer / Exercise bike / Garden bench / Garden swing (dismantled) / Garden Table / Headboard / Lawnmower (electrical or manual push) / Mattress (single/double) /  Microwave / Carpet (rolled up) / Carpet underlay (rolled up) / Rowing machine / Settee/sofa bed / Shelving unit /Slide (dismantled) / Snooker table (not full size) / Standard lamp / Step ladders / Stereo (including speakers) / Sunlounger / Television / Trolley (excluding shop trolley) / Trunk / Table / Vacuum cleaner / VCR/DVD player / Wardrobe / Washing machine / Water butt / Wheelbarrow.

Please note: a three piece suite (for example sofa and two armchairs) will be classed as three separate items. All white goods must be empty of food and in a clean state, otherwise they will not be taken away.

Unacceptable items:

Anything containing asbestos / plasterboard / Any liquids / Doors / Radiators / Fire places / Pianos/organs / Sunbeds / Gas bottles/canisters / Garden ponds / Fence panels / Sheds / Aerials/satellite dishes / Bagged garden waste / Water tanks /  Petrol lawnmowers / Boilers / Aga's/kitchen ranges / Pieces of wood/rubble or stone / Bathroom suites/sanitary ware / Commercial fridges or freezers / Mirrors/sheets of glass / Chemicals / Kitchen units or sinks / Any other item which is not furniture or a kitchen appliance.

Bulky Waste Collection Service - schedule

Collection day    Area
 Tuesday Newport/Cowes                  Arreton    Calbourne     Carisbrooke   
  Gunville Merston  Newport
Newtown Porchfield Shalfleet
West Cowes      
 Wednesday Ryde Bembridge Binstead East Cowes
  Fishbourne Ryde Seaview
 Thursday                  Bay Area and South Wight                    Blackgang            Chale                 Godshill             
   Luccombe Niton Rookley
St Lawrence   Sandown Shanklin
Ventnor  Brading  
Friday West Wight Brook  Brighstone   Freshwater
  Mottistone Shorwell Totland