New figures released today have exposed the Isle of Wight as one of the worst recyclers in the country. Islanders are currently only recycling around a third of their domestic rubbish.
The Isle of Wight Council has plans to boost recycling and is launching a consultation process. Failure to increase recycling rates could lead to a cost of £2,000,000 in landfill tax next year.
The Council plans to introduce new doorstep facilities including a food waste caddy and a general recycling bin.