More than 6,000 Islanders have signed up to have their green waste taken away – helping to protect the environment and boost the economy.
Green waste kerbside collections started in January, costing just £60 per year, which is around £2 a fortnight.
Between April and July alone, more than 765 tonnes of green waste were collected through the service, a 268% increase on the same time last year.
Councillor Michael Murwill, Cabinet member in charge of waste has said:
“The take up has been great – it shows Islanders want to recycle and that they value the benefits of kerbside collections.
“For a small fee, the scheme saves people’s petrol and generates a useful income for the council, which can help towards other services.
“It also comes on the back of our impressive plastic recycling figures – highlighted in the BBC report last week – which showed us to be among the best in the country.”
Residents can subscribe online for a 240-litre wheeled bin (or three hessian sacks) to be picked up from the kerbside fortnightly, alongside their normal recycling collection.
To subscribe for green waste kerbside collections, visit www.iwight.com/greengardenwaste.