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The Isle of Wight Council’s fortnightly garden waste subscription service is entering its third year in 2020 – and it’s been so popular that they’re increasing the number of homes that can take advantage of the service.

Residents who want to join this service in 2020 can put their name on the waiting list now by providing their email and postal address online at Subscriptions will open in mid-February to start collections for the April-March 2020/21 subscription year.

Councillor Steve Hastings, Cabinet member for waste and recycling management, says:

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“7,000 households already subscribe to our fortnightly kerbside collection garden waste service, which is great for avid gardeners and garden maintenance people alike.

“It’s fantastic that we’re now able to offer 3,000 more spaces. The most positive and regular feedback that I hear from people across the Island is that it is a great timesaver, with less trips to the tip meaning that they can spend more time enjoying the fruits of their labours, relaxing in the garden.”

Existing subscribers whose contract period is due to end will be contacted directly within the next few weeks regarding their current subscription, with details of how to renew their subscription for 2020 and beyond.

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This is a brilliant service, no doubt reducing the “need” for garden fires, and reducing the amount of trips to the “tip”. A win-win for the environment.


Since joining this scheme, and having a large garden, I have not been to the tip at all, which used to be a weekly trip. Brilliant scheme, worth the ( just over ) £1.00 a week.

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Total rip off, we pay council tax for rubbish collection, now they are getting extra. Christ we have to take the bins out to kerbside, next they will want us to lift it in, or use our cars to take it to them, and still charge more each year.

Have YOU been to the tip, more staff, and better security than most banks.

Just compost your waste, or lob it over an elderly neighbours grown in garden.

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