Thu. Aug 11th, 2022

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Bin collections may be temporarily suspended as temperatures soar

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The Isle of Wight Council’s waste partners Amey are warning that some bin/sack collections may be temporarily suspended today (Tuesday), should temperatures hit more than 30C.

This action is for the safety of its waste operators due to the heatwave.

Areas where both residents’ waste and recycling collections could be affected are:

  • Freshwater;
  • Ryde;
  • Binstead;
  • Niton;
  • Brighstone.

Amey, which manages waste and recycling collections on the Island, say this will mean some waste or recycling may not be collected today.

Crews have been collecting as usual but due to the extreme temperatures and risk of heatstroke, they are being given extra water and other measures to deal with the heat throughout the day.

Residents are being advised that if their bin/sack is not collected today:

  • Leave the bin/sack out and it will be collected as priority tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 July).
  • If your waste or recycling has not been collected by 12 noon Wednesday, please report to the council online at iwight.com/waste

If your waste or recycling collection is usually Wednesday, please put your bin/sacks out as usual at the kerbside.

Natasha Dix, the council’s strategic manager for the environment, said: “We understand this might cause frustration for residents and ask that you bear with us as me make sure collection crews are operating safely in this heat.

“We will continue to monitor the temperatures and make residents aware of any further issues.”