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wastechristmas400The Isle of Wight Council are warning that there will be some changes to refuse collections over Christmas this year, primarily between Monday 22nd and Saturday 27th December and at the start of January.

Changes will also be in place between Wednesday 1st and Friday 3rd January. For some households, their collections may be one or two days earlier, and for others it may be a day later.

Below are full details of the changes:

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Waste normally collected on Will instead be collected on:
Monday 22 (December) Saturday 20 (December)
Tuesday 23 Monday 22
Wednesday 24 Tuesday 23
Thursday 25 Wednesday 24
Friday 26 Saturday 27
Monday 29 NO CHANGE
Tuesday 30 NO CHANGE
Wednesday 31 NO CHANGE
Thursday 1 (January) Friday 2 (January)
Friday 2 Saturday 3

Waste collections will resume as normal from Monday 5th January.

Christmas tree skips will also be available in the following locations between Saturday 3rd January until Sunday 11th January. Any trees collected in the skips are chipped and used for green projects. Artificial trees cannot be recycled and should not be included at these sites.

  • Brighstone village car park.
  • East Cowes Esplanade car park.
  • Lake, New Road car park.
  • Ryde, Waltzing Waters car park.
  • Somerton, park and ride.
  • Ventnor Botanic Garden car park.

People should not leave Christmas trees in car parks that do not have tree skips.

Christmas trees can also be placed with garden waste at all household waste recycling centres. These can be found at Lynnbottom near Newport, Forest Road in Newport and Afton in Freshwater.

People should hold on to their Christmas cards and recycle them in their wheelie bins.

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Throughout the festive period, the civic amenity site at Lynnbottom will be open as usual from 07:00 to 19:00 apart from Christmas Day when it is closed all day.

Forest Road household waste recycling centre will be open every Sunday in December between 09:30 and 16:30 but will be closed on Saturday 20th and 27th December and on Saturday 4th January.

Afton household waste recycling centre will be open every Saturday and Sunday between 09:30 and 16:30. Both sites are closed on weekdays as normal.

More information on waste collections can be found by logging on to

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