Mobile recycling unit travels the Island

The Mobile HRC provides a further facility that reaches out into the community to help people recycle more. Check the dates of when it’s nearby to you.

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The council’s new mobile household recycling centre (Mobile HRC) will be out in the community from next week with a regular timetable of visits across the Isle of Wight from Tuesday 28 February 2017.

With spring fast approaching, the facility, provided by the Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with Amey, comes just in time for that spring clear-out of household recyclables.

Helping you recycle more
The Mobile HRC provides a further facility that reaches out into the community to help people recycle more! It will accept items such as household batteries or small electrical appliances, that can’t be collected as part of a normal household recycling collection and would normally have to be taken by residents to Lynnbottom and Afton Marsh Household and Waste Recycling Centres.

It will visit areas including Chale, Ventnor, Ryde, Lake, Newport, Yarmouth and Cowes.

Executive member for major contracts management, Councillor Jon Gilbey, said:

“The Mobile Household Recycling Centre helps us to broaden our recycling services and provide even more convenience for residents to recycle those more hard to dispose of items.

“I hope residents will make full use of the mobile centre and it has the added benefit of helping the environment by minimising a car trip or two to the household recycling centres.”

Paul Southall, account director for Amey on the Isle of Wight, said:

“The Mobile HRC is a purpose built facility designed to make it easier for residents to recycle items from around the household, especially ones you would normally need to take to a recycling centre such as small electrical appliances and paint tins.

“We very much look forward to starting regular visits and would encourage the public to use the facility as much as possible.”

What you can recycle
Each area the Mobile HRC is due to visit is close to public transport links. The Mobile HRC will not accept commercial waste, garden green waste or non-recyclable waste.

The MRC will have facilities to recycle the following items only:

• Batteries (household)
• Small electrical appliances (i.e. toaster, hairdryer)
• Bulbs/fluorescent tubes
• Paper/cardboard
• Magazines
• Printer cartridges
• CDs & video tapes
• Mobile phones
• Metal (large metal items will not be accepted)
• Plastics
• Textiles (including clothing)
• Paint tins (lids must be on)

Spring timetable
The full spring timetable is:

February 2017
28 Ryde Smallbrook Stadium 10am – 2pm

March 2017
1 Chale Whale Chine car park 10am – 2pm
2 Lake Winchester House car park 10am – 2pm
3 Cowes Isle of Wight Community Club 10am – 2pm
7 Yarmouth Main Road car park 10am – 2pm
8 Ryde Smallbrook Stadium 10am – 2pm
9 Newport Newport Quay 10am – 2pm
14 Ventnor Ventnor Rugby Club 10am – 2pm
15 Cowes Isle of Wight Community Club 10am – 2pm
16 Yarmouth Main Road car park 10am – 2pm
21 Ryde Westridge Leisure Centre car park 10am – 2pm
22 Lake Winchester House car park 10am – 2pm
23 Newport Newport Quay 10am – 2pm
28 Chale Whale Chine car park 10am – 2pm
29 Ventnor Ventnor Rugby Club 10am – 2pm
30 Ryde Westridge Leisure Centre car park 10am – 2pm

April
4 Yarmouth Main Road car park 10am – 2pm
5 Cowes Isle of Wight Community Club 10am – 2pm
6 Lake Winchester House car park 10am – 2pm
11 Ryde Smallbrook Stadium 10am – 2pm
12 Newport Newport Quay 10am – 2pm
13 Chale Whale Chine car park 10am – 2pm
18 Yarmouth Main Road car park 10am – 2pm
19 Ventnor Ventnor Rugby Club 10am – 2pm
20 Cowes Isle of Wight Community Club 10am – 2pm
25 Lake Winchester House car park 10am – 2pm
26 Ryde Smallbrook Stadium 10am – 2pm
27 Newport Newport Quay 10am – 2pm

The MRC will be open at 10.00am and close at 2pm each day, at each area.

Please do not leave items in the above areas outside of the 10am to 2pm opening times.

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9 Comments on "Mobile recycling unit travels the Island"

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Simon Cooke

Good idea, but:

“Each area the Mobile HRC is due to visit is close to public transport links”

“Ryde Smallbrook Stadium”

ERROR: does not compute

Philip Hawkins
The site at Ventnor Rugby Club is on No.6 bus route. Say you take the 10:00 bus from Ventnor – after disposing of your batteries (or whatever) you now have an hour and a half before the bus back into Ventnor (or two hours before the next one to Newport). Are they planning a refreshments stall? The central car park in Ventnor would have been a much… Read more »
Gaz

Can we not just chuck all those items in the bin and employ people to sort it out when it gets to the tip /,sorting point. Save everybody driving to the collection points and that mobile unit must cost a fortune. Just saying.

egros

Surley the title is wrong. The unit will NOT travel the island. It will just go to a few, very inconvenient places.
Why not just go around the whole island, stopping at almost every car park and gain the maximum benefits for every islander.

hobbit22

The days the unit is left in Lake are weekdays, so it won’t be of any benefit to working people who work Monday to Friday.

Gaz

That’s that sorted then – not required / fit for purpose. Cancel it and save some money.

tosh
Now this is the type of thinking we all like from Councillor Gilbey . I can just see the the lines of people in East Cowes queueing for the chain bridge with there rubbish bags in one hand and there £1-50 in the other hand .Amey are paid by us council tax payers to collect our rubbish every week so let them do the job they are… Read more »
George
This is in principle a good idea but not sure that it has been really thought through from domestic users point of view. So Chale gets to be visited, (whilst I appreciate it covers a large area but relatively small population)but yet there isn’t any thought for a combined Cowes & East Cowes Day? No chain ferry in operation at present but still expect people to recycle… Read more »
Rockhopper

Whilst this appears to be a good idea, all these dates are weekdays – surely, this would be more accessible if weekends were involved, at each venue at least once a month.
Also, is this in preparation for shorter hours at the recycling centres?
Anybody have concrete information on this, by any chance please?