Isle of Wight rubbish collection days are changing over Christmas and New Year: Here are the details

Make sure you don’t miss your street’s waste collection over the festive period. Details within

father christmas tree decoration by Caleb Woods

Islanders are being advised that waste, recycling and garden subscription collections are changing over the Christmas and new year period — although many households will only see one week of change to their usual waste collection day.

Between Monday 21st and Friday 25th December, all households will have their bins collected on a different day than normal.

See the details below.

Usually collectedWill be collected
Mon 21stSat 19th
Tue 22ndMon 21st
Wed 23rdTues 22nd
Thu 24thWed 23rd
Fri 25thThu 24th
Mon 28thUnchanged
Tue 29thUnchanged
Wed 30thUnchanged
Thur 31stUnchanged
Fri 1st Jan2nd Jan

For most people, this will simply be a day earlier. However, collections due on Monday 21st December will instead be on Saturday 19th December.

Collections then return to normal the following week other than for those homes with collections due on Friday 1st January, with waste or recycling collections that day being completed on Saturday 2nd January instead.

All collections return to normal the following week from Monday 4th January 2021.

Garden waste
Garden waste collections will also follow the same amended timetable. If you have a garden waste subscription you can pop your real Christmas tree out alongside your garden bin for recycling.

To assist residents with their waste and recycling, households will be allowed to place excess polystyrene in a clear or white sack between Saturday 19th December and Friday 8th January on their refuse collection week only.

Excess polystyrene or other waste placed in black sacks will not be collected.

Recycling Centres
Afton Marsh Recycling Centre, Freshwater will open as usual on its normal opening days and hours. Lynnbottom Recycling Centre, near Newport will be open as normal other than on Christmas Day when it will be closed.

Bulky waste collections will run as normal other than on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day when they will be unavailable.

Dix: Check IWC Website for the definitive list
Natasha Dix, the council’s waste and environment manager, said:

“The Christmas period can mean more waste – but like the rest of the year we can still recycle most of it if we all put it in the right bins.

“You might not be sure where to put some of the seasonal things — maybe wrapping paper or bubble wrap — so check the council Website for the definitive list.

“Get your waste sorted and we can maintain the Island’s position as one of the leading counties for recycling across England — even at Christmas.”

More information on waste collections can be accessed via the Website.

News shared by Isle of Wight council press office, in their own words. Ed

Image: Caleb Woods under CC BY 2.0

Saturday, 5th December, 2020 10:31am



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5 Comments on "Isle of Wight rubbish collection days are changing over Christmas and New Year: Here are the details"

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“As one of the leading counties for recycling across England”, what are the figures, please?

Steve Goodman
The national figures are nothing to be proud of; we are still a very long way from the sort of circular economies and waste reduction rates required in response to our environmental and economic emergencies. And the authority has all too obviously failed to recycle our reliable last working chain ferry and is far too relaxed about the pollution and congestion caused by the resulting ten mile… Read more »
Benny C

There’s a huge amount of rubbish in the Council chamber. A dead dolphin would make a better job of it than most of them put together. I wish the rubbish cart would arrive before Xmas and take them away, I don’t care what day, just get it done.


Wednesday 30th, Friday 31st ! Do Thursdays not exist anymore?

Sally Perry

Hands up. That’s my fault. Now corrected. Thanks to all those who pointed it out to me. Here, on Facebook and by email.