ISLANDERS CAN NOW DUMP RUBBISH EVERY OTHER DAY AS TIP RESTRICTIONS EASED

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.

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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.

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Fred 2
Fred 2
6 days ago

Hopefully the new council will use common sense and open at 7am so workers can dump on way to work and school run to save on extra journeys causing traffic build up and pollution. Most on the mainland open early at this busy time of year. Not know or have time to book so rubbish building up at home, neighbours will complain of rats soon.

Mariner58
Mariner58
6 days ago

Far from being an inconvenience booking a timeslot for going to Lynnbottom has been a real advantage, quick, easy and in my experience very sensibly managed by the on site staff and with no blockages of Briddlesford Road.

It would be a backward step to remove the booking requirement.

Jean Porter
Jean Porter
5 days ago

I found it quite easy to book a slot recently and was able to drive straight in. The only problem was having to unload a divan base from my car without any help from the staff; however, my daughter was with me on this occasion, so I could manage. As somebody has already commented, though, having a booking session has helped to stop those awful queues back to the roundabout and beyond, so I would certainly welcome the booking method staying in pace.

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