Guernsey recycling during Easter Bank Holiday weekend

April 22nd, 2011 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

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STAFF from States Works and Mayside Recycling will be emptying bring banks as normal throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, including Sunday, to help cope with any ‘eggstra’ Easter packaging.

Public Services’ recycling collectors will be on an ‘egg hunt’ at the bring bank sites around the island for the ‘eggstra’ packaging left over from Easter eggs that will have been eaten on the Sunday morning (or maybe even before then) – all the cardboard and tinfoil packaging can be recycled along with any plastic marked with a triangle and a number 1, 2, 5 or 6.

Older plastic may have the letters for plastic No. 1 PET or PETE or for plastic No. 2 HDPE or PE.

Tina Norman-Ross, Recycling officer for Public Services said: “Large Easter eggs are notorious for having a lot of packaging and even the smaller ones are covered in foil.

Of course it is also a long weekend, so many islanders will take advantage and have a bit of a clear out. With all this recycling taking place, it is important we empty the bring banks as often as possible so it is great that collections will go ahead on Easter Sunday.”

“However, if members of the public do find the banks at any of the sites are full, we would ask them to please take their recycling home and wait a few days or find an alternative bring bank site. Cardboard or plastic left outside of the bins not only looks unsightly but also cause considerable problems with wind blown litter.

Cardboard items, in particular, may not be able to be recycled if they get wet,” she said.

The Chouet green waste site and Longue Hougue will also be open from 8 am to 5 pm throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

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