Isle of Wight beat the national target for recycling household waste

recycle on the keyboard

Councillor says it's Isle of Wight council's goal to be the best council in the country for waste management and being known as the most environmentally friendly county in the UK.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 4:55pm

By IW Council Press Office

‘Verbal abuse and threats’ lead to new body cameras for staff at tip

lynnbottom recycling centre

Amey say that although the Island does not see the level of incidents some of their other facilities have experienced, their staff do suffer verbal abuse and threats, often from traders who are stopped from illegally disposing of commercial waste in household skips.

Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 11:36am

By Simon Butler with 3 readers' comments

Council clarify process for recycling collection in narrow streets

Waste collection operator

Following some confusion over the matter, the Isle of Wight council clarify what happens to recyclables collected from properties on narrow streets, which have different trucks to wider roads.

Monday, 28th November, 2016 10:44am

By IW Council Press Office with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Labour Party demands answers over ‘shambolic’ waste contract

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The IW Labour Party accepts there will be teething problems at the beginning of a contract, but says the "shambolic start to this contract goes beyond what could be expected" and does not bode well for the future.

Friday, 13th May, 2016 4:01pm

By Ed Gouge with 75 readers' comments

From next week your rubbish will be collected by new contractor


Amey take over from Island Waste on Sunday, but don't worry, there'll be no changes to the pickups until Spring 2016. Carry on as normal for now.

Wednesday, 28th October, 2015 10:22am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Island Waste parent co out of running for new IW waste contract


Island Waste's parent company, Biffa, had been one of the five shortlisted companies revealed in November last year as in the running for the new PPP waste contract.

Friday, 19th December, 2014 12:07pm

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

Bidding underway for Isle of Wight waste contract (Updated)


The first stage of the procurement process for the IW Waste Contract has started after 25 potential bidders attended a briefing yesterday.

Thursday, 11th July, 2013 3:15pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

Council say new landfill site may not be needed until 2046

Further to Cabinet papers released earlier, it looks like residents in Wellow can breath a sigh of relief as the need for a new landfill site potentially goes on hold.

Monday, 4th February, 2013 6:12pm

By IW Council Press Office

Outline Business Case for council’s PPP Waste Contract released


The current PFI waste contract with Island Waste Services comes to an end in 2015. Cabinet papers released today reveal the long-awaited Outline Business Case for the next PPP waste contract.

Monday, 4th February, 2013 6:00pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Appointment of Waste Contract Advisors: Delegated Decision Voted Through

Appointment of Waste Contract Advisors: Delegated Decision Voted Through

Report from the recent call-in of the Delegated decision to appoint legal, financial and technical advisors at a cost of £500,000 for the waste strategy

Monday, 14th May, 2012 10:07pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments