No changes to waste and recycling collections for spring bank holiday

Islanders are being reminded that rubbish and recycling collections will not be affected over the spring bank holiday.

The Isle of Wight Council has confirmed there will be:

  • no change to the waste collection service for Monday, May 27
  • no change to all waste and recycling collections due the week starting May 27
  • no change to recycling centres’ opening hours on Monday, May 27 — please book your trip as usual in advance and check opening times at
  • no change to refuse and bulky waste collections which will continue as normal.

They do ask that residents place their waste or recycling out early as normal by 7am on Monday May 27.

Over the spring bank holiday weekend, many will take the opportunity to carry out some spring cleaning either at home or in the garden. Here’s some spring clean top tips:

  • Please stick to the time you have booked if using the tip. If you don’t have a booking, you won’t be able to enter the site.
  • Make your tip trip quick: sort your waste/recycling into different material categories before you go.
  • Arrive no more than 10 minutes before your booking.
  • Many items can be recycled in your kerbside collections. Check what goes where at, an online A-Z recycling guide.
  • You can bundle excess cardboard to one side of your recycling bin or sack on your recycling week.
  • Give items in good condition that you no longer want a second life: sell online, donate to charity or give them away for free. You can also use the free reuse collection – more details at
  • Book a paid for bulky waste collection service to have larger items that no longer work/cannot be reused collected from your home. They collect up to four items per order. More details at

If using a private waste carrier to dispose of your waste, please remember it is your responsibility to ensure your waste is always dealt with responsibly. All householders and businesses have a legal ‘duty of care’.

Leaving items out for collection or using an unlicensed waste carrier can mean your items could end up fly-tipped. If they are traced back to you, you will be the one who can face an unlimited fine. Further information is online at