Recycling

Recycling on the Isle of Wight is easy. One week all recyclables are collected - clean paper, jars, glass bottles, plastics, tins and cans plus tetra packs. The next week all non-recyclables, such as disposable nappies, are collected. A free green caddy for cooked and raw waste food can also be obtained - this waste is collected every week. To get your free caddy, wheelie bin or recycling sacks, contact the IW Council on 821000.

The Isle of Wight Council site, gives greater details on recycling and waste disposal on the Island:
https://www.iwight.com/Residents/Environment-Planning-and-Waste/Waste-and-Recycling/
The Isle of Wight does not have a recycling industry so recyclables are sent to the mainland for recycling.

Charities on the Island want good quality items to raise money and assist those in need. A list with contact details of some charity shops is available here on Yellow Pages or here on Google Maps, with contact details so you can check if they want your items before taking them in...
The trend youth Upcycling café in Newport, does require some materials, but these change on a weekly basis so check with them first...
http://www.footprint-trust.co.uk/trend.html

Please do not use charities as a dumping ground for useless broken items – they have to pay to get rid of this rubbish!
However, the really important thing is to look for ways of reducing the amount of waste you generate. Refuse, Reuse... then Recycle.
We all need to look for ways of reducing the vast amounts of packaging and food we throw away. Recycling should not become a justification for being wasteful...
If you have ever said "...It's OK to eat microwave meals as they are in recycled packaging..." or "...It's alright to throw out all this food as it's composted..." then you have somewhat missed the point!

Finally, remember to buy products made from British recycled paper: Toilet paper, writing paper, computer paper and envelopes. If you don't use the finished product then there is no point in there being a recycling industry.

If you work in a Isle of Wight school and would like a free workshop on waste and recycling please contact the Footprint Trust on 822282.
The Trust also offers talks on the subject to local groups and societies.

Amey is responsible for carrying out domestic recycling and waste collection on the Isle of Wight http://wasteservices.amey.co.uk/where-we-work/isle-of-wight/

If you have old furniture or other household items that you feel could be refurbished and reused, why not see if the Storeroom would like them? Not only do they redistribute it to those in need, but they'll take it away as well! Telephone: 01983 298679 www.storeroom.org.uk

Further information on the national picture regarding recycling www.wasteonline.org.uk
Waste exchange websites allow one company's waste to become another company's raw materials.

If you have waste or surplus material that you would like to trade, see the websites below.

Waste exchange websites allow one company's waste to become another company's raw materials.
If you have waste or surplus material that you would like to trade, see the websites below.

Eastex - A site which lists a variety of available and wanted materials.
Recycler's World - An international site for a variety of available and wanted materials.

Salvomie - A site listing low value and waste materials from the construction industry and landscape professionals.

Salvoweb - A site listing architectural salvage and antiques.

Wastechange - An international site for a variety of available and wanted materials.

Waste Exchange - An international site listing a variety of available and wanted materials.

For a local computer recycling scheme, have a look at this!
http://cfdiw.iwpcug.org

IoW Real Nappy Network is a voluntary group spreading the word about the fantastic benefits of reusable cloth nappies.

Isle of Wight Freegle - "Throwing something away? STOP! If you live in the Isle of Wight area, please offer your reusable items to other group members. Keep it out of landfill by recycling it."

 

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