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From Monday 30th October, Lynnbottom and Afton Marsh Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) will be running winter opening hours, open from 10:00-18:00.

Lynnbottom HWRC on Briddlesford Road, Downend will be open 7 days a week, including bank holidays (apart from Christmas Day).

Afton Marsh HWRC, near Freshwater, will be open, as usual, for 3 days; Saturday, Sunday and Monday. This includes bank holidays (apart from Christmas Day.)

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If you are planning a visit in a van, pick-up, sign-written vehicle or commercial/business type vehicle to take your household waste and recycling to the HWRCs, you will need a permit at both sites. Permits can be applied for online at The household waste recycling areas are for household waste only but some commercial businesses and traders attempt to use these facilities for free and the vehicle permit scheme aims to tackle this illegal disposal of business waste.

Don’t forget – you are NOT limited to 12 visits per year with a permit card. Each permit card will allow your vehicle to make 12 visits to either recycling centres and it is only the card itself that is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. Once you’ve used your 12 visits on your permit card up, you can reapply for another permit card and the permit is linked to your vehicle so more than one family member can use it to enter either site.

Further information about the vehicle permit scheme can be found at or by contacting (01983) 823777.

Meanwhile the mobile recycling centre will continue to visit areas across the Island between 10:00 and 14:00, and the winter timetable for locations will be issued by the end of October.

Further information on what can be accepted and where possible, recycled at these sites, can be found at under Recycling Centres.

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