IWC – Recycling Information

Information provided from Isle of Wight Council Waste & Recycling

Hark! Concerned about not recycling properly?

Here are some top tips for recycling commonly wasted paper and card at Christmas in the right way:

Gifts galore
• Christmas cards that don’t have glitter on are recyclable (glitter causes issues in the recycling process as it can’t be removed). So remember to tear off any glitter sections or non-paper items like badges and batteries.
• With wrapping paper and gift bags there is the super handy scrunch test: if you scrunch it and it doesn’t spring back, then it can be recycled – sorted!
• Cardboard packaging, including that from online shopping, can be recycled. Simply flatten to save space and remove any plastic or polystyrene.

A little goes a long way
• Toilet roll tubes often get forgotten but it’s easy and worthwhile to recycle them. If everyone on the Isle of Wight recycled two toilet roll tubes over the Christmas week, it would save enough energy to power the St Mary’s Hospital for one day!



Salvation Army Concert – Thankyou!

Many thanks to all who attended and made the
Salvation Army Carol Service a success again. Thanks to
all who supported the fund raising by contributing
towards the raffle and provision of refreshments.
Thanks also to the Salvation Army who tell us that they
REALLY enjoy coming to Brading
A total of £130:00 was given to the Salvation Army to
provide assistance to local needy people on the Island
this Christmas.

Dave Cassell

Salvation Army Concert Thank-you Poster

IWC Notice: New Garden Waste Recycling Scheme


A new scheme launched on 14 November 2017 by the council means residents can now have their garden waste collected from their home at an introductory offer of just £1 a week.

The optional fortnightly scheme will allow householders to subscribe online for a 240-litre wheeled bin or three hessian sacks to be picked up from the kerbside for a total cost of £52 per year, if they join by Friday the 28 January 2018. After that date, the price will be £60 a year.

“Local people have told us they would like a convenient scheme such as this, offering the choice of having garden waste picked up from their property, instead of having to arrange to take it to the tip,” said Cllr Michael Murwill, Cabinet member for waste management.

“We have listened, taken action and to encourage take-up before Christmas, we have launched it at a great price for a limited period and we hope as many people as possible will join.

“There are many great things about this scheme, especially as approximately 11,000 tonnes of garden waste is generated on the Island every year and we want to collect as much as possible in these special bins and sacks to help the environment.”
Receiving the fortnightly service is easy. Just go to to fill in some details and click and pay and the service will come to you on your normal recycling week, although it may be on a different day.

The council will accept all garden waste such as leaves, grass cuttings and sticks. Please no logs, rubble or soil.

Early bird subscribers will also be entitled to a free Christmas tree pick up in January, as long as the collection is booked before 19 January. Just make a note of your subscription order number (starting with IW) to use as a voucher number when you book your live Christmas tree pick up. All other Christmas tree collections will be £5.
The scheme, in partnership with Amey, is a ‘one-stop shop’ meaning householders do not have to call for collection each time. However, people can still continue to take garden waste direct to Afton Marsh or Lynnbottom household waste and recycling centres.

In comparison to the paid for requested collection service, this scheme works out much cheaper. Currently on average the collection service costs residents £1.95 per week.

For more info on the scheme, please visit


• In order to book this, you must sign up to an online iwight account, if you do not have one already, at the following link: with a valid email address.
• If you do not have an email address, call the contact centre on (01983) 823777, with your credit or debit card ready.
• The subscription will run from 1 April to 31 March each year, apart from the initial registration period. Those who sign up before the end of January will receive collections in February and March 2018 for free.
• This means if you make an annual subscription payment between 18 November and 31 March 2018, you will not have to renew your subscription fee until March 2019.
• Early bird subscribers will also be entitled to a free Christmas tree pick up in January, as long as the Christmas tree collection is booked before 19 January. Just make a note of your subscription order number (starting with IW) to use as a voucher number when you book your live Christmas tree collection. All other Christmas tree collections will be £5.

IWC Notice: Christmas Recycling Roadshow


A festive reduce, reuse, recycle roadshow will be visiting venues across the Island from next Monday (13 November).

The tour of supermarkets, libraries and town centres is aimed at encouraging recycling and reducing waste produced over the festive period.

“The council, in partnership with Amey, is hoping residents can find some useful tips on how to reduce Christmas waste and find out what typical Christmas trimmings can and can’t be recycled. We are encouraging residents to think before they buy, from choosing rechargeable batteries, to recyclable wrapping paper,” said Councillor Murwill, Cabinet member for waste management.

“We all know Christmas comes at a price but if we think about the packaging we buy, that price doesn’t have to come at a cost to our environment and community.”

The first event begins on 13 November and the tour takes in many of the Island’s main supermarkets including Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons and Iceland and local libraries. Town centres in Newport and Ryde will also be visited.

Visitors can pick up a handy leaflet with all the information inside or can download a poster at .

The tour will also provide information on how to reduce food waste, such as buying loose vegetables, using up leftovers and avoiding unnecessary food packaging; as well as helpful reminders on what goes where in recycling and waste.

The full list of venues, dates and exhibition times can be found below:

Monday 13 November Newport Library 10am to 3pm
Tuesday 14 November Morrisons, Newport 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 15 November Niton Library 9am to 12pm
Wednesday 15 November Ventnor Library 1pm to 3.30pm
Thursday 16 November East Cowes Library 1.30pm to 4pm
Friday 17 November Sandown Library 9am to 12pm
Friday 17 November Shanklin Library 1.30pm to 4pm
Monday 20 November Freshwater Library 10am to 12pm
Wednesday 22 November Bembridge Library 9.30am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 22 November Ryde Library 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Friday 24 November Newport Library 10am to 3pm
Monday 27 November Cowes Library 10am to 12.30pm
Friday 1 December B & Q, Newport 10am to 3pm
Monday 4 December Tesco Extra, Ryde 9.30am to 4pm
Wednesday 6 December Newport Town Centre (St Thomas Square) 10am to 2pm
Friday 8 December Freshwater Co-Op 10am to 4pm
Monday 11 December ASDA 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 12 December Ryde Town Centre (outside Co-Op) 10am to 2pm
Wednesday 13 December Iceland, Ryde 11am-4pm
Thursday 14 December Newport Town Centre (St James’ Square) 10am – 2pm


Councillors Surgeries


Brading Town Councillors are available every second and fourth Tuesday morning at the Brading Centre from 9.30-11.30, offering assistance and support to residents who are concerned about local issues affecting them.

Members of the public are encouraged to contact your Councillors through the Councillor Surgeries, but if you can’t manage to get to the Brading Centre, enquiries can be made through the staff at the Brading Centre. ( or 01983 401770).

Waste and Recycling Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017

Waste and recycling customer satisfaction survey

Start of consultation: 02 Nov 2017
End of consultation: 15 Dec 2017

The annual residents recycling and waste survey is an opportunity for householders to put forward suggestions for future improvements or ideas on how the Island can reduce our waste and recycle more.  More information is available here:

Have your say on recycling and waste –

Have your say on recycling and waste. The Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with Amey, is asking for feedback on recycling and waste services.

Consultation Activity:
Your feedback can be completed online at: or via a paper version available from County Hall reception area, libraries and council help centres.

Waste and Recycling Customer Satisfaction Survey 2017

The Isle of Wight Council is responsible for the collection, treatment and disposal of household waste and recycling produced on the Isle of Wight.