The council has changed waste collection days for the Christmas period.
THE council is changing waste collection days for the Christmas period and has offered advice on recycling.
• Monday collections will be on Tuesday 27.
• Tuesday collections will be on Wednesday 28.
• Wednesday collections will be on Thursday 29.
• Thursday collections will be on Friday 30.
• Friday collections will be on Saturday 31.
All recycling and waste collections will return to normal from Monday, January 2, 2017.
Remove any glitter or non paper items from cards, packaging and wrapping paper.
Be sure to properly rinse food and drink cartons.
Overflowing bins may cause problems, but the council, working with Amey, will collect any excess polystyrene or recycling providing it is placed in a clear bag next to your general waste.
Executive member for environment and local engagement, Councillor Paul Fuller, said: "With so much happening at Christmas, it’s a good opportunity to take a breath and consider how we can maximize our recycling efforts.
"Get the family involved in spotting any paper and card that can be recycled – while buying or unwrapping presents or planning the Christmas meal."
* The Isle of Wight Council has clarified that all recycling and waste collections will return to normal from Monday, January 2, 2017, not January 9 as it previously announced.
A council spokeswoman said: "Glitter cannot be recycled, so tear off any sections with glitter on and place those bits in the black waste.
"Packaging, card and wrapping paper that do not have glitter on can be placed in recycling — glitter causes issue in the recycling process as it can’t be removed.
"Excess polystyrene will only be collected from December 27 to January 6 and must be kept separate from the rest of the waste, in a clear bag. Otherwise if you don’t have excess polystyrene, it will just go in your black bin or black gull sack as usual."