Isle of Wight Council set to remove recycling banks

Bring banks will be removed from sites across the Isle of Wight due to the success of kerbside recycling.

The Isle of Wight Council, in partnership with Amey, is preparing to remove the recycling banks from 23 July onwards.

Since the introduction of the household green recycling bins – which collect bottles, glass and plastics – and improvements in waste and recycling treatment, many of the banks have become vastly underused, with some not reaching ten per cent of their capacity when emptied.

Feedback collected as part of the annual waste and recycling residents’ survey has shown most people no longer use them.

They have also been targeted by fly tippers and places where commercial waste is illegally dumped.

Twenty-nine bottle banks will be removed in the first phase, starting 23 July, with signs placed on those due to be taken away.

The decision does not affect privately maintained bring banks such as those run by charities.

“With kerbside collections now available to all residents, we can stop duplicating services that we currently provide at the household recycling centres and outside people’s homes,” said Councillor Michael Murwill, Cabinet member for waste management.

“This will also prevent misuse by commercial traders and potential fly-tipping. I would also like to thank residents for really getting behind the recycling message and fully using the kerbside recycling service.”

Residents are also reminded that shoes and textiles can be placed at the kerbside on recycling week, as long as they are stored in a separate bag (NOT black).

The first set of banks to be removed and their dates* are below:

Yarmouth (harbour office)23rd July 2018
Calbourne (Sun Inn)24th July 2018
Newbridge (Community Centre)24th July 2018
Ningwood (Horse and Groom)24th July 2018
Newport (Church Litten)25th July 2018
Carisbrooke (car park)25th July 2018
Newport (Isle of Wight College)26th July 2018
Newport (Medina Valley Centre)26th July 2018
Newport (Robin Hood)27th July 2018
Newport (The Quay)27th July 2018
Newport (Riverside Centre)30th July 2018
Northwood (Horse Shoe Inn)30th July 2018
Ryde (Ryde House)31st July 2018
Wootton (The Cedars)31st July 2018
Ryde (Beach Café)01 August 2018
Ryde (The Crown)01 August 2018
Ryde (The Wishing Well)01 August 2018
Havenstreet (White Hart)03 August 2018
Sandown (Station Avenue)03 August 2018
Sandown (The Heights)03 August 2018
Lake (St Urians)06 August 2018
Newchurch (School Lane)06 August 2018
Shanklin (Spa car park)06 August 2018
Godshill (Brownriggs)07 August 2018
Rookley (Co-op)08 August 2018
Ventnor (Social Club)09 August 2018
Chale (Chale Stores)10 August 2018
Ventnor (industrial estate)10 August 2018
Ventnor (High Street)10 August 2018
*Removal dates could be subject to change