Guernsey Airport receives recycling bins sponsored by AFM

August 29th, 2012 by Amalgamated Facilities Management

(left to right) Darren Etasse of AFM; Tina Norman-Ross, PSD's Recycling Officer; Scott Ogier, PSD Deputy Minister; and Ashley Nicholas, Deputy Director of Guernsey Airport stand by an AFM sponsored airport recycling bin (click image to expand)

Guernsey Airport passengers are being encouraged to recycle their rubbish with the installation of dedicated recycling bins, which have been sponsored by AFM.

The new bins at Guernsey airport are designed to collect paper and magazines, plastic bottles and also general waste in a separate section.

“Guernsey Airport has been recycling these items since 2007, but the bins supplied by AFM, will be much more visible and we hope that they will encourage the 900,000 passengers using the airport terminal each year to recycle as much as they can,” said Ashley Nicholas, Guernsey Airport’s deputy director.

“This is a perfect example of how the public and private sectors can work together to bring benefits for the island and we want to thank AFM for their support,” he said.

The airport’s cleaning contractor will collect the recyclables from the new bins and transfer them to larger containers, which are then emptied by Guernsey Airport’s refuse contractor who will also collect the cardboard, glass and tetra-packs recycled by all airport departments and business partners.

“Public Services appreciates AFM’s commitment to providing this facility and to recycling in general as it is important for companies of all sizes to embrace the island’s efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.”

“By sponsoring this facility AFM will be helping Public Services to promote recycling at one of the main gateways into Guernsey,” said Tina Norman-Ross, Public Services’ recycling officer.

The new recycling bins are the latest in AFM’s 2012 programme of community support. The company is already providing ongoing maintenance, worth more than £30,000, to Les Bourgs Hospice for the next two years.

“As a growing local business, we believe that companies need to do all they can to keep Guernsey the special place it is. Reducing the amount of solid waste sent to the Mont Cuet landfill is vital to the island’s future and so AFM is happy to support Guernsey Airport and the Public Services Department in its efforts to increase recycling at the airport,” said Darren Etasse, AFM joint managing director.

 

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