21 Nov 2018

Festive tour for recycling and waste

A festive reduce, reuse, recycle roadshow will be visiting venues across the Island from Monday 12 November.

The tour will take in venues such as supermarkets, libraries and town centres and is aimed at reducing waste and encouraging recycling over the Christmas period.

“Most of the Island’s residents recycle so the aim of this tour is to encourage those who want to do more but are not sure how to, to think differently about the festive period and reduce, reuse and recycle,” said Councillor Michael Murwill, Cabinet member for waste management.

“The tour will have a whole host of tips and advice to help residents, from choosing non-glittery cards which can be recycled to planning the festive food menu more effectively and using leftovers in a creative way to limit waste.”

The events have been organised to remind people how to recycle what they can and what to do with items such as broken Christmas decorations, glittery wrapping paper and cards, which cannot be recycled.

The shows will also focus on reducing food waste by giving recipe ideas on using up leftover Christmas food such as turkey, vegetables, desserts and cheese, in addition to giving handy tips on how to make food last longer.

Visitors to any of the roadshows can pick up a handy leaflet with all the information inside or can download a poster  and recipe card from www.iwight.com/waste under the 'Bins, recycling and rubbish' tab. 

Information will also be put out on the council’s Facebook and Twitter channels.

Paul Southall, Amey account manager for the Island, said: “Many of us generate excess waste over Christmas which often means items that are non-recyclable, such as broken Christmas decorations, polystyrene or foil wrapping paper, can end up in recycling bins as people think they are doing it correctly. The information events will offer help and guidance on getting it right over Christmas and the new year.

“Every company or organisation we have spoken to have been fantastic in their support and we are also working with the ferry companies to specifically speak to commuters and family visitors to the Island who may not know how our recycling service works on the Island.”

The full list of venues, dates and exhibition times can be found below*: 




The Heights Leisure Centre, Sandown

12 November

11.30am to 3pm

ASDA, Newport

14 November

10am to 3pm

Tesco Extra, Ryde

20 November

10am to 3pm

Waitrose, East Cowes

21 November

10am to 3pm

Newport Library, Newport

22 November

10am to 3pm

Costa Coffee, Ryde

27 November

10am to 3pm

Co-op, Freshwater

28 November

10am to 3pm

 St James Square, Newport

29 November

10am to 3pm

The Heights Leisure Centre, Sandown

4 December

10am to 3pm

The Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival (Three Bishops' Pub)

6 December

10am to 3pm

Wightlink Ferry, Fishbourne route

7 December

Mid-morning sailing until mid-afternoon

Red Funnel Ferry, East Cowes route

11 December

Mid-morning sailing until mid-afternoon

Tesco Extra, Ryde

12 December

10am to 3pm

Morrison’s, Newport

13 December

10am to 3pm

Red Funnel Red Jet Terminal, Cowes

18 December

10am to 3pm

West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater

19 December

10am to 3pm

Wightlink Ryde Pier (concourse area)

20 December

10am to 3pm

*Times and venues subject to change at any time.

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The tour is covering a number of Island locations
The tour is covering a number of Island locations
  • The aim of the roadshow is to reduce waste and encourage recycling over the Christmas period.
Isle of Wight, UK