This in from the council, in their own words. Ed
There will be some changes to refuse collections over Christmas this year, primarily between Monday 22 and Saturday 27 December and at the start of January.
Changes will also be in place between Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 January. For some households, their collections may be one or two days earlier, and for others it may be a day later.
Waste collections will resume as normal from Monday 5 January.
Getting rid of Christmas trees
Christmas tree skips will also be available in the following locations between Saturday 3 January until Sunday 11 January. Any trees collected in the skips are chipped and used for green projects. Artificial trees cannot be recycled and should not be included at these sites.
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.
People should not leave Christmas trees in car parks that do not have tree skips.
Christmas trees can also be placed with garden waste at all household waste recycling centres. These can be found at Lynnbottom near Newport, Forest Road in Newport and Afton in Freshwater.
Recycle cards from home
People should hold on to their Christmas cards and recycle them in their wheelie bins.
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 between 9.30am and 4.30pm but will be closed on Saturday 20 and 27 December and on Saturday 4 January.
Afton household waste recycling centre will be open every Saturday and Sunday between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Both sites are closed on weekdays as normal.