06 Dec 2019

Christmas recycling and waste for 2019

Christmas means changes in recycling and waste collections – but it doesn’t have to mean throwing more stuff away.

Recycling, waste and garden subscription collections are changing for two weeks over Christmas.

Between Monday 23 December and Saturday 4 January, many households will have their bins collected on a different day than normal. Most people will have collections on different days for a two-week period, although those collected on a Monday or Tuesday will only have one week of change. In addition, no bulky waste collections will be made between 23 December and 5 January.

Collections will be back to normal from Monday 6 January 2020.

Many households generate extra waste over Christmas including things like cardboard and cards, tins, glass bottles and clothing. Most can easily be recycled and do not need to end up in the general waste bin or gull sack.

Natasha Dix, the Isle of Wight Council’s waste and environment manager said: “The Christmas period can mean more waste – but like the rest of the year we can still recycle most of it if we all put it in the right bins. You might not be sure where to put some of the seasonal things – maybe wrapping paper or bubble wrap – so check the council website for the definitive list! Get your waste sorted and we can maintain the Island’s position as one of the leading counties for recycling across England – even at Christmas.”

Find the full A-Z of which bin to put it in at iow.gov.uk/waste


Waste/recycling or garden waste subscription collections due to be collected on Will be collected on
Monday 23 December 2019 Saturday 21 December
Tuesday 24 December Monday 23 December
Wednesday 25 December Tuesday 24 December
Thursday 26 December Friday 27 December
Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December
Monday 30 December Unchanged
Tuesday 31 December Unchanged
Wednesday 1 January 2020 Thursday 2 January
Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January
Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January

Between 23rd December and 3rd January you can place excess polystyrene in white or clear sacks to the side of your black bin only and we will collect this. Please do not place polystyrene in black sacks as these will not be collected.

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