Residents thanked for patience over changes to bin collections

amey waste sorting

Amey has delivered 62,430 black wheeled bins, 10,141 green wheeled bins and 3,845 gull sacks over the last month, but not everyone has still received their bins.

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016 3:02pm

By IW Council Press Office with 12 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

Extended period of grace to settle into new waste collection system

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The Isle of Wight council and Amey have extended the period of grace for residents settling into the new waste collection system until 27th May, as some bins are still being delivered and communal bins stores reassessed.

Thursday, 5th May, 2016 5:28pm

By IW Council Press Office with 88 readers' comments

Over £2m spent on Landfill Tax in 2015, says council

black wheelie bins lids

OnTheWight asked Isle of Wight council for their response to the bin change petition launched last weekend. Here it is in full.

Wednesday, 6th April, 2016 6:40pm

By Sally Perry with 39 readers' comments

Bin changes draws anger from hundreds of Isle of Wight residents

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Hundreds of Isle of Wight residents are angry with the allocation of 140 litre wheelie bins for their black bag rubbish. They're calling on the council and Amey (the contractor) to rethink their policy.

Saturday, 2nd April, 2016 6:33pm

By Sally Perry with 157 readers' comments

The ‘Explosive’ at Lynnbottom Tip … that wasn’t explosive (updated)

Lynnbottom Tip from the air

An 'explosive device' has been found at Lynnbottom Tip. Unsurprisingly, it's currently closed, while the device is being tackled.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 11:35am

By Simon Perry with 10 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

One of these three will be collecting your rubbish from 2015

Man with rubbish bags by dogbomb

Much discussion has been had as to which of these three companies will be collecting the rubbish outside your house from September 2015.

Wednesday, 2nd April, 2014 9:11am

By Simon Perry

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

Council ‘Assured’ after initial Biffa talks

Further discussion due today to clarify position

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2012 9:03am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Biffa’s future questioned in National media


The company that collects the Island's household waste looks like it's going to be taken over by HSBC as they've been unable to pay off a £1Bn+ debt. On The Wight is looking into what the impact on the Island might be.

Monday, 1st October, 2012 11:19am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments