Isle of Wight council ease restrictions on what you can take to the tip

From next week the restrictions at the waste recycling centres will be eased, but social distancing must continue to be maintained

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Isle of Wight residents will be able to take more items to the tip for recycling from Monday — but trips must still be essential.

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.

(HWRCs), the Isle of Wight Council is easing restrictions on the types of waste residents can take.

One-way system lifted
Vans, trailers and pickup trucks will also be admitted on site with the appropriate permits while from Tuesday 26th May, the current one-way system on Briddlesford Road will be lifted — but the temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in force.

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.

“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).”

No black bag waste still
From Monday, HWRCs will accept all the usual items except general ‘black bag’ waste — nappies, sanitary waste and cigarette butts etc — which people should continue to put out as part of their kerbside collection.

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 visit the Website.

The system has also helped to avoid congestion on Briddlesford Road, allowing the one-way restriction to be lifted from next Tuesday. 

Social distancing must still be maintained
Natasha added:

“It was important for us that we opened the centres in a managed way to ensure our approach helped to maintain social distancing on site.

“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.”


News shared by Isle of Wight council press office. Ed

Thursday, 21st May, 2020 11:06am

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5 Comments on "Isle of Wight council ease restrictions on what you can take to the tip"

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Colin

Fly tipping is on the increase. There was a load of blackbag waste dumped on the roadside at Chale lane two nights ago. (it was reported on Island roads website fairly promptly).

Time for IWC/Amey to reconsider their approach to black bag waste?

alaniow
Are we any closer to understanding what we can take and dump “Nappies and Cig Buts”. Really? We have all had a good clear out during the enforced lockdown. Some of us thought of others whilst the Council and Amey Waste were thinking of how they could make life more difficult for us and hey have spent a good deal our rates doing it. Anyone who has… Read more »
Rockhopper

Good news!!

pet50

Still unclear what we can take. I have electrical items – toaster, kettle etc (small items), various metal items – can I bring these? Don’t really want to put them in landfill!

Sally Perry

“From Monday HWRCs will accept all the usual items except general ‘black bag’ waste — nappies, sanitary waste and cigarette butts etc — which people should continue to put out as part of their kerbside collection.”