Isle of Wight Rubbish Tips: Changes afoot (updated)

Amey, the new waste contractor, will be holding public information events for residents to find out more about their future plans.

forest road rubbish tip

This in from Deborah on behalf of Amey, the new waste contractor on the Isle of Wight. Ed

Island residents are being invited to find out more about planned improvements to local waste and bin collection services.

From November 2015, Amey will be working in partnership with Isle of Wight Council to deliver waste and environmental services across the Island – including looking after kerbside collections, Household Waste Recycling Centres and waste treatment facilities.

As part of the new partnership, we will be investing in improving some of the Island’s existing waste sites and introducing modern, state-of-the-art technology to deal with local rubbish.

Developing Forest Road
This will include redeveloping the Island’s existing waste site at Forest Park, known locally as Forest Road, in Newport.

We will be applying for planning permission and an Environmental Permit to renovate the site, which will involve building a new, up-to-date mechanical treatment plant and refurbishing the existing advanced thermal treatment plant.

We are also proposing closing the part-time Household Recycling Centre on site, which is no longer fit for purpose.

Improvements at Lynnbottom
We will be applying separately for planning permission to improve Lynnbottom Household Waste Recycling Centre near Arreton, including increasing the number of recycling bays and allowing an area for small scale commercial waste recycling.

We will also be doing improvement works and extending the opening hours of Afton Marsh Household Waste Recycling Centre in Freshwater.

Public information meetings
To keep everyone updated on these proposals, we’re holding three public information sessions in September – where anyone can drop in to find out more, meet our team and ask questions.

The events will be held on:

Thursday, September 10
Yelfs, Union Street, Ryde
2pm – 8pm

Friday, September 11
Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport
11am – 7pm

Saturday, September 12
Freshwater Memorial Hall, Avenue Road, Freshwater
10am – 3pm

A key part of the local community
Amey’s Account Director Tony Milton said:

“Amey will be a key part of the local community and we want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to find out about our exciting plans to improve services as part of our new partnership with the Isle of Wight Council.

“We want to introduce modern facilities and up-to-date technology, which is locally based to deal with local rubbish. We want to put your rubbish to good use, improve recycling rates to more than 55% and ensure more than 90% of the Island’s remaining household waste doesn’t end up being landfilled – a sustainable solution for all of us.

“The Island is a unique environment and we’ll also help to keep it that way, providing a waste collection service which is efficient and helps keep the streets as clean as possible.”

Future plans
In addition to the proposals for Forest Park, Lynnbottom and Afton Marsh, the information events will allow residents to find out more about Amey’s proposals to:

  • Introduce a mobile Household Waste Recycling Centre to provide a service to other areas of the Island.
  • Introduce a dedicated education programme which will visit local schools, as well as set up a Community Waste Forum and Recycling Champion network to allow local residents to have their say and get involved.
  • Improve and modernise waste collection services to help increase recycling rates. There will be no immediate change in November but, in Spring 2016, we want to introduce improvements including wheelie bins instead of bags for household rubbish. We’ll still do a collection every week and this will alternate between the recycling bins one week and the new general waste bin the next.

To coincide with the planning events, Web pages containing further information about the planning application will provided from 10 September and will be updated regularly. These will be available at

Article edits
Time for consultation at Freshwater on 12th Sept changed from 10am-4pm to 10am-3pm

Image: © Google Streetview

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2015 12:54pm



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The Sciolist

Such a shame, I would bet money on this new contract being as poor as the one signed by the Tories for new roads that were going to bring about an economic miracle.

Contract for the roads is delivering very noticeable improvements to our roads which we would not be getting without the PFI contract. Just look around Sciolist and you will now see properly resurfaced roads all over the Island. Still four and a half years to go before the upgrade will be completed but by then we will have gone from having had some of the worst roads… Read more »

I heard a whisper that the tip is only going to be open 8-6 five days a week . And no weekend opening and no vans or trailers unless they pay by weight even of they are household . Is there any truth in this ?


Oh good. Let’s start another unsubstantiated rumour. Its what the Island is good at.


We really do need a recycling centre in South Wight similar the Freshwater site
The administrative costs would be saved in the thousands of car journey’s and allow us to recycle far more than we do now.
Recycling has to be within easy reach and convenient for the user for it to be successful

So the Forest Road Amenity tip is no longer ‘fit for purpose’? It’s been busily fulfilling a very useful purpose for at least ten years allowing North Wight residents a convenient facility for disposal of domestic and garden waste every weekend.. How many of the current users will be prepared to double their mileage and time driving to Lynn Bottom where they will face lengthy queues If… Read more »

I totally agree. How they can describe that facility as unfit for purpose is utter nonsense. The facility is always very busy and provides a much service for those on the North Wight. It is simply code for we don’t want to employ staff to work over the weekends.
Simple answer, put all garden and other waste into bins and let them take it away from the kerbside.


Sorry ‘this’