Sandbag collection

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, April 3, 2014


SANDBAG collection points have been set up by the Isle of Wight Council.

Residents will be able to drop off sandbags, used during the recent flooding, at collection points across the Island tomorrow (Friday).

A council spokesman said approximately 6,000 sandbags were distributed across the Island during the winter.

Wight Reclamation will collect the bags for the council and donate any reusable sand to the charity, Riding for the Disabled at Lake Farm, Rookley.

Sandbags can be dropped off at:
Bembridge - Steyne Road car park.

•Cowes - The Parade, near China China.

•East Cowes - by the floating bridge.

•Freshwater - Moa Place car park.

•Newport - Riverside Centre (next to the textile bank).
Ryde - car park behind the ice rink.

•Seaview - Duver Road.

•Wootton - car park opposite Tesco Express, off the High Street. 

•Yarmouth - River Road car park. 

They can also be taken to household waste recycling centres at Lynnbottom, near Newport, Afton Road, Freshwater and Forest Road, Newport.

Residents are entitled to retain them if they want.

Click here for Environment Agency advice about sandbag disposal.


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