LYNNBOTTOM RESTRICTIONS BEING LIFTED BUT STILL NO GENERAL WASTE ALLOWED

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Islanders will be able to take more items to the tip for recycling from Monday — but trips must be essential and general waste is still not being permitted by the Isle of Wight Council.

As part of the gradual re-opening of the Lynnbottom and Afton Marsh household waste recycling centres (HWRCs), the Isle of Wight Council is easing restrictions on the types of waste residents can take.

From Monday, vans, trailers and pickup trucks will be allowed on-site with the appropriate permits and from Tuesday the one-way system on Briddlesford Road will be lifted, although the temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in force.

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Lynnbottom and Afton Marsh HWRCs will accept all the ‘usual items’ from Monday except general black bag waste – which the Council suggests should only include things like nappies, sanitary waste and cigarette butts etc. Black bags should be put out as part of the bi-weekly kerbside collection.

Islanders have been expressing their frustration about black bags as the Council is refusing to take excess waste at the kerbside. Instead, black bags have been left beside the road for animals to ransack. This is despite people spending more time at home and therefore producing more waste than usual.

Natasha Dix, the council’s strategic manager for waste, said:

“Thank you to everyone who has used the HWRCs responsibility over the past fortnight.

“We continue to urge people to only consider visiting the tip if it is genuinely essential.

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“Booking and making a journey to recycling centres must only be undertaken if your waste or recycling cannot be stored at home safely or disposed of safely by other means, such as your kerbside or bulky waste collection or garden waste subscription.

“And certainly, do not visit the tip if you have symptoms or are confirmed to have coronavirus (Covid-19).”

In order to maintain effective social distancing measures, to protect staff and visitors, entry to recycling centres is by pre-booked appointment only. To book a slot, visit www.iwight.com/hwrcbooking.

Natasha adds:

“The centres can only remain open if we all do our bit to help maintain social distancing which helps us all control the spread of Covid-19. So far people are supporting us in this for which we’re really grateful.

“However, I must emphasise that the reopening is not a return to normal and I would urge residents to only visit our HWRCs if they really need to.

“Public safety, and that of our staff and the need for social distancing is of the upmost importance.”

 

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Frank Peters
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Black bags should be put out as part of the bi-weekly collection. However, what is not said is, Mark e sure your black bags are IN you black bin, otherwise they will be labelled as ‘excess’ and not taken.
Mixed messaging I think Amey/IoW Council.
Nothing new there then…

Flytipping
Flytipping
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Easily sorted. Do the same as Steve in North Road and just dump your black bin bags across the road on bin day knowing that the bin men won’t collect them anyway. Clearly two wheelie bins aren’t enough for two people.

Mary
Mary
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Do you mean dirty Steve the flasher of North Road?

Oot Ragus
Oot Ragus
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Is that people giving thumbs up to dirty Steve the flasher of North road’s idea….!!!!

Terry Richards
Terry Richards
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What about metal?

Bob Frapples
Bob Frapples
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Yes especially General Waste copper, the council love that, its “recycling” or getting the public to work for free , remember give your scrap to someone who collects metal let them benefit from the money not the greedy council

Fred Nurke
Fred Nurke
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The black bag problem is easily resolved.
Just make sure that all bags are in the bin with the lid closed.
No matter how hard you have to jump on the bags to squash them in tight enough to close the lid.
Photograph the bin to prove that you have complied with the council rules.

Oot Ragus
Oot Ragus
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Spike them bags to release the air then use gert heavy weight compacting tool to squash ’em down. Job done.

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