RECYCLING and waste collection dates will change over the Christmas period.

The Isle of Wight Council has released details for recycling, rubbish and garden waste collections during the two weeks between Monday, December 23, and Saturday, January 4.

Many households will have their bins collected on a different day than normal.

Most people will have collections on different days for the two-week period, although those collected on a Monday or Tuesday will only have one week of change.

In addition, no bulky waste collections will be made between December 23 and January 5.

Collections will return to normal on Monday, January 6.

Natasha Dix, the Isle of Wight Council’s waste and environment manager said: “The Christmas period can mean more waste — but like the rest of the year, we can still recycle most of it if we all put it in the right bins.

"You might not be sure where to put some of the seasonal things — maybe wrapping paper or bubble wrap — so check the council website for the definitive list.

"Get your waste sorted and we can maintain the Island’s position as one of the leading counties for recycling across England — even at Christmas.”

Waste, recycling or garden waste due to be collected on:

Monday, December 23

Will be collected on:

Saturday, December 21

Collections due on:

Tuesday, December 24

Will be collected on:

Monday, December 23

Collections due on:

Wednesday, December 25

Will be collected on:

Tuesday, December 24

Collections due on:

Thursday, December 26

Will be collected on:

Friday, December 27

Collections due on:

Friday, December 27

Will be collected on:

Saturday, December 28

Collections due on:

Monday, December 30

Unchanged

Collections due on:

Tuesday, December 31

Unchanged

Collections due on:

Wednesday, January 1

Will be collected on:

Thursday, January 2

Collections due on:

Thursday, January 2

Will be collected on:

Friday, January 3

Collections due on:

Friday, January 3

Will be collected on:

Saturday, January 4