CHANGES to refuse collection over the Christmas period have been announced by the Isle of Wight Council.
The council said today (Monday) —
Waste normally collected on: Will instead be collected on:
Monday, December 23 Saturday, December 21
Tuesday, December 24 Monday, December 23
Wednesday, December 25 Tuesday, December 24
Thursday, December 26 Friday, December 27
Friday, December 27 Saturday, December 28
Monday, December 30 NO CHANGE
Tuesday, December 31 NO CHANGE
Wednesday, January 1 Thursday, January 2
Thursday, January 2 Friday, January 3
Friday, January 3 Saturday, January 4
Waste collections will resume as normal from Monday, January 6.
Christmas tree skips will be available in the following locations, from Saturday, January 4, until Sunday, January 12.
•Brighstone village car park.
•East Cowes Esplanade car park.
•Lake, New Road car park.
•Ryde, Waltzing Waters car park.
•Somerton, park and ride.
•Ventnor Botanic Garden car park.
The trees are chipped and used for green projects and as artificial
trees cannot be recycled, they should not be put in the skips.
Christmas trees can also be placed with garden waste at Lynnbottom, Forest Road and Afton recycling centres.
People should not leave Christmas trees in car parks that do not have tree skips.
Christmas cards can be recycled along with normal recycling waste collected from homes.
Throughout the festive period, the civic amenity site at Lynnbottom will be open as usual from 7am to 7pm, apart from Christmas Day when it is closed all day.
Forest Road household waste recycling centre will be open every Sunday in December, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, but will be closed every Saturday.
Afton household waste recycling centre will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am to 4.30pm. Both sites are closed on weekdays as normal.
More information on waste collections can be found by logging on to www.iwight.com/waste