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Good news for Isle of Wight residents who use the council rubbish tips

Lynnbottom Household Waste Recycling Centre. <i>(Image: Newsquest)</i>
Lynnbottom Household Waste Recycling Centre. (Image: Newsquest)

IT'S the news some residents have been waiting for ... same day bookings for the Island's rubbish tips are on the way!

At the moment, residents can only book a slot at the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) at Lynnbottom and Afton March for the next day onwards.

The booking system had proved popular with residents since it was introduced by the Isle of Wight Council during the Covid pandemic, giving people 15 minutes to unload their waste.

The authority has, however, received criticism that people were not able to book to go to the HWRCs on the same day or just turn up as they were able to before the pandemic.

The Isle of Wight Council has announced it is enhancing its booking system to launch same-day slots in its budget report.

It says it is making the change having listened to residents, as well as freezing the price of its garden waste subscription prices for the future year.

A date has yet to be announced as to when the same-day slots will be introduced.

You can find out more about the system and book a slot here.