Guernsey’s A to Z recycling guide

March 2nd, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Spectacles, car batteries and cooking oil are just some of the more unusual items featured in the new recycling guide being delivered to all Guernsey homes.

The easy-to-use two-sided wheel guide includes an A – Z ‘what goes where’, seasonal opening times for all waste sites, and a fridge magnet so the information can always be conveniently to hand.

One side gives the opening hours for all the recycling facilities on Guernsey. In this image the wheel window shows that the Longue Hougue Recycling Facility is open on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 9 am to 1 pm between 1 November and 31 March (click image to expand)

Recycling Officer, Tina Norman- Ross said “the new guide aims to address many of the frequently asked questions received by the Department, regarding where to take recyclable and non recyclable waste, site opening times, and inquiries about the Bulk Refuse scheme.”

The Department hopes the new guide, which takes the form of a card recycling ‘wheel’ will encourage islanders to recycle more and inform them further about what can and can’t be recycled.

The guide has colour coded options for the disposal of waste including bring bank sites, Longue Hougue Recycling Facility, Chouet Green Waste site, Home Composting and Mont Cuet Landfill site.

The other side of the A to Z wheel recycling guide lists alphabetically all the items that can be recycled in Guernsey and where these items can be taken. In the image the open window shows that textiles (clothes, clean rags etc) can be taken to clothing bring banks or the Longue Hougue Recycling Facility. More information can be obtained by visiting the States of Guernsey recycling website. Tins, cans and foil can be recycled at bring bank sites (click image to expand)

Deputy Scott Ogier, Deputy Minister of the Public Services Department, said “items that can be recycled locally and the facilities available have changed considerably since the previous leaflet was produced. It was time to update that information, and a the same time remind islanders how well Guernsey is doing and how much of our waste can be recycled or reused.”

An additional 1,000 wheels will be available to distribute at events and through other organisations.


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