Isle of Wight

Amey works in partnership with Isle of Wight Council to deliver waste and environmental services across the Island – including looking after kerbside collections, household waste recycling centres, waste treatment and waste education

The Island is a unique environment and our aim is to help it stay that way by providing a waste collection service which is efficient and keeps the streets as clean as possible while increasing the amount residents recycle.

You can find out more about local waste services at www.iwight.com/waste - which should be your first stop for information about collections and the household recycling centres

For any queries relating to waste services, please call Isle of Wight Council on 01983 823777 or email waste.contract@iow.gov.uk

In addition to collection services, we are working with the council to build a new, state of the art plant to treat the Island’s recycling and general rubbish which will be fully operational in 2019. The plant, based in the Island’s capital in Newport, will treat both non-recyclable waste and recyclable waste on the same site. It will also feature a new energy from waste plant that will generate power for up to 5000 homes.

Community Waste Forum

Supporting the communities we work in is key to Amey – it’s one of our main company objectives. We have therefore established a Community Waste Forum on the Island, which gives local people an opportunity to provide feedback on the services we are delivering. If you’re interested in taking part in the forum, you can find out more at www.iwight.com/waste  

Waste education programme for schools

Are you interested in finding out what happens to your rubbish and how you can do more to recycle?

As part of the waste partnership between Isle of Wight Council and Amey, we offer an education outreach service to help schoolchildren and youth community groups understand how they can reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce.

The service is delivered by Amey, and in 2018 alone we educated more than 1500 young people.

Primary, secondary, special needs school and youth community groups on the Island can book a FREE waste workshop with Amey’s dedicated education team.

The practical workshops are tailored to school requirements and have creative curricular links at KS1 and KS2 (Science, Geography, PSHE, D&T, Art). As well as hands on activities for pupils, information is also available for parents/carers and advice can be given to schools about improving their own recycling processes.

All resources and lesson plans highlight the need to:

REDUCE - reducing our waste and the environmental impact on the Isle of Wight if we don't

REUSE - at home and through Amey’s own reuse partnership with Storeroom 2010, as well as local charity shops

RECYCLE – what should go in which bin, helping us to recycle more across the Island

Interested schools can find out more and book a place by calling 01983 823777 or emailing waste.contract@iow.gov.uk