A FESTIVE reduce, reuse, recycle roadshow will be visiting venues across the Island from next week.

The tour, which aims at increasing recycling and reducing waste over Christmas, will visit supermarkets, libraries and town centres.

Cllr Michael Murwill, cabinet member for waste management, said: "Most of the Island’s residents recycle so the aim of this tour is to encourage those who want to do more but are not sure how to, to think differently about the festive period and reduce, reuse and recycle.

"The tour will have a whole host of tips and advice to help residents, from choosing non-glittery cards which can be recycled to planning the festive food menu more effectively and using leftovers in a creative way to limit waste."

The events will remind people how to recycle what they can and what to do with items such as broken Christmas decorations and glittery wrapping paper and cards, which cannot be recycled.

There will also be focus on reducing food waste by giving recipe ideas on using up leftover Christmas food such as turkey, vegetables, desserts and cheese, in addition to giving handy tips on how to make food last longer.

Paul Southall, Amey account manager for the Island, said: "Many of us generate excess waste over Christmas which often means items that are non-recyclable, such as broken Christmas decorations, polystyrene or foil wrapping paper, can end up in recycling bins as people think they are doing it correctly. The information events will offer help and guidance on getting it right over Christmas and the new year.

"Every company or organisation we have spoken to have been fantastic in their support and we are also working with the ferry companies to specifically speak to commuters and family visitors to the Island who may not know how our recycling service works on the Island."

Check when the tour will visit a venue near you below:

The Heights Leisure Centre, Sandown: November 12, 11.30am to 3pm

ASDA, Newport: November 14, 10am to 3pm

Tesco Extra, Ryde: November 20, 10am to 3pm

Waitrose, East Cowes: November 21, 10am to 3pm

Newport Library, Newport: November 22, 10am to 3pm

Costa Coffee, Ryde: November 27, 10am to 3pm

Co-Op, Freshwater: November 28, 10am to 3pm

St James Square, Newport: November 29, 10am to 3pm

The Heights Leisure Centre, Sandown: December 4, 10am to 3pm

The Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival at the Three Bishops Pub: December 6, 10am to 3pm

Wightlink Ferry, Fishbourne route: December 7, mid-morning sailing until mid-afternoon

Red Funnel Ferry, East Cowes route: December 11, mid-morning sailing until mid-afternoon

Tesco Extra, Ryde: December 12, 10am to 3pm

Morrison’s, Newport: December 13, 10am to 3pm

Red Funnel Red Jet Terminal, Cowes: December 18, 10am to 3pm

West Wight Sports Centre, Freshwater: December 19, 10am to 3pm

Wightlink Ryde Pier, concourse area: 20 December, 10am to 3pm