Isle of Wight Council New Waste Collection & Recycle Information 2012
The Isle of Wight Council has thanked residents who have swiftly embraced the new waste collection arrangements and has also drafted in extra crews to speed up the outstanding deliveries of wheelie bins and food caddies.
All households due to have their recyclable waste collected under the new arrangements this week should now have their appropriate bins and caddies. The big majority of those households due a recycling collection next week have also had theirs and those outstanding will have received theirs by the end of this week at the latest.
The sheer scale of the delivery – around 180,000 caddies and wheelie bins and 1.4 million clear plastic bags are being delivered to every registered property – has meant not all deliveries have been made as initially hoped by today. (30th January).
“We apologise for this and I would like to assure residents that we have taken steps to speed up the delivery,” said Stuart Love, IW Council director of environment and the economy.
“We have doubled the number of delivery crews and these have been working throughout the weekend to get the required receptacles out to residents. It has been a major operation and while it has not been completed as quickly as we would have hoped, all households should have the necessary bins and bags at least a week before their first recycling collection.”
Mr Love thanked residents for embracing the new arrangements. “Driving to work this morning it was clear from the food waste caddies outside properties in Northwood that residents have adapted very well to the new changes. It is already a similar picture at our recycling depots where the volumes of recyclable waste arriving is visibly increased.”
The new waste arrangements are being implemented to dramatically increase recycling rates. More recycling will reduce the amounts sent to landfill which is good for the environment and also mean the council has to spend less money on landfill tax.
The council is also reminding residents that their collection days may change under the new arrangement. The new dates were included in information sent to every household and are also available on www.iwight.com
Residents are also reminded that if their bins have not yet arrived, they should put out their waste as usual albeit it on the new collection date.
Queries can also be addressed to email: email@example.com or telephone 823777
Main Image: Isle of Wight Council showing a pile of collected recyclable waste from around 800 households in Ryde this morning (30 January 2012).
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