Islanders can now visit tips at Lynnbottom and Afton Marsh every other day instead of once a week, the Isle of Wight Council has confirmed.
Since the start of the pandemic, restrictions have been in place to limit the number of visits to the Island’s household waste and recycling centres.
Originally, Islanders could only dump their rubbish once every 2 weeks, which was then eased to allow visits once a week. This was to aid social distancing by stopping an influx of people arriving all at the same time.
Now, as life returns to normal in the latter stages of the pandemic, Amey and the Isle of Wight Council have decided to ease the restrictions further by allowing the dumping of rubbish once every 2 days. However, the requirement for all visitors to pre-book a 15-minute slot 24 hours ahead of visiting still exists, meaning there is still a level of inconvienance for Islanders.
Those looking to visit Lynbottom or Afton Marsh can book an appointment up to 2 weeks in advance at www.iow.gov.uk/hwrcbooking or call the council’s Waste Services team on 01983 823777.
As well as the inconvenience of booking 24 hours in advance and sticking to a 15-minute timeslot, Lynnbottom is still only open between 10:00-18:00 daily, with Afton Marsh open 3 days a week (Monday, Saturday and Sunday) between 10:00-18:00.