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The Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with Amey, are offering free kerbside collections of real Christmas trees in January.

The special service will be available between 2nd January and 3rd February 2017 but must be booked at least 3 working days in advance. Collections will take place on the same day as normal recycling and green garden waste collections.

The council say they can only dispose of trees that are 7ft or under. If a tree is over 7ft then Islanders are being advised to simply cut it down and book as a 2-tree collection.

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Once a collection has been requested, households should leave the tree next to the green wheeled bin/gull sack by 07:00 on the day of collection. Only natural trees will be taken away and trees must be clear of decorations and free of pots/planters.

To book a collection, contact 01983 823777 or use the Christmas tree online form via Last bookings must be made by 18:00 on Tuesday 31st January. Bookings made after this date will not be valid.

Recycling and waste collections for Island homes will continue over the festive season with some changes, as detailed below:

 Normal collection day                                                         Revised collection day                                                   
 Monday 26 December 2016 Tuesday 27 December 2016
Tuesday 27 December 2016 Wednesday 28 December 2016
Wednesday 28 December 2016 Thursday 29 December 2016
Thursday 29 December 2016 Friday 30 December 2016
 Friday 30 December 2016 Saturday 31 December 2016

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