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

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

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.

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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.

Councillor Michael Murwill, Cabinet member for waste management has said:

“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.

“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.”

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 at under the ‘Bins, recycling and rubbish’ tab.

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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:

Venue Date Time
The Heights Leisure Centre,


12th November 11:30 to 15:00
ASDA, Newport 14th November 10:00 to 15:00
Tesco Extra, Ryde 20th November 10:00 to 15:00
Waitrose, East Cowes 21st November 10:00 to 15:00
Newport Library, Newport 22nd November 10:00 to 15:00
Costa Coffee, Ryde 27th November 10:00 to 15:00
Co-Op, Freshwater 28th November 10:00 to 15:00
St James Square, Newport 29th November 10:00 to 15:00
The Heights Leisure Centre,


4th December 10am to 3pm
The Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival (Three Bishops Pub) 6th December 10:00 to 15:00
Wightlink Ferry, Fishbourne route 7th December Mid-morning sailing until mid-afternoon
Red Funnel Ferry, East Cowes route 11th December Mid-morning sailing until mid-afternoon
Tesco Extra, Ryde 12th December 10:00 to 15:00
Morrison’s, Newport 13th December 10:00 to 15:00
Red Funnel Red Jet Terminal, Cowes 18th December 10:00 to 15:00
West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater 19th December 10:00 to 15:00
Wightlink Ryde Pier (concourse area) 20th December 10:00 to 15:00

*Times and venues subject to change at any time

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