Learning about kerbside collection of recyclable material in Guernsey

February 18th, 2014 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Kerbside collection of recyclable material in Guernsey begins in March 2014.

The States of Guernsey Public Services wants to answer any questions islanders might have about the collections.

Information packs are being sent to all households before the launch of the interim scheme on 10 March 2014.

Islanders will also receive a year’s supply of the specially designed clear bags and blue bags.

Tina Norman-Ross, waste prevention and recycling officer, said “we have made the scheme as simple as we can for everyone.”

“Starting on 10 March 2014 households will be able to put their recycling out on their normal refuse collection night and it will be taken to be sorted and then recycled.”

“On the first week, paper and card can be put out in the clear bags and on the second week, tins, cans, plastic containers and drinks cartons can be put out in the blue bags.”

“During the interim scheme, islanders will still need to take their glass to the bring banks.”

The Public Services Department recently undertook a survey at the Home Life Show, which revealed that the majority of islanders were looking forward to using the scheme.

“I think people are ready for kerbside,” said Mrs Norman-Ross.

“However we understand that people might still have some questions, or want some advice on how they can make the most of the recycling collections.

“We have arranged a series of drop-ins where we will be on hand to answer any questions or queries islanders might have.”

Public services staff will be available at the following drop-in sessions:

February 2014 drop-in sessions

  • Wednesday 19 February 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at B&Q, Admiral Park
  • Wednesday 19 February 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. at Waitrose, Admiral
  • Wednesday 19 February 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Co-operative Grande Marché, St Sampson
  • Saturday 22 February from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St Martin’s Farmers’ Market
  • Saturday 22 February from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at Aladdin’s Cave
  • Saturday 22 February from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Forest Stores
  • Saturday 22 February from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at St Peter’s Food Hall
  • Sunday 23 February from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m at Le Friquet Garden Centre
  • Wednesday 26 February from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Co-operative Grande Marché, St Martin
  • Wednesday 26 February from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at St Peter’s Food Hall

March 2014 drop-in sessions

  • Saturday 1 March from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to Quayside
  • Saturday 1 March from 12.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at Alliance
  • Saturday 1 March from 12.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at Waitrose, Rohais
  • Sunday 2 March from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at Le Friquet Garden Centre
  • Wednesday 5 March from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Co-operative Grande Marché, St Sampson
  • Wednesday 5 March from 12.30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at B&Q, Admiral Park
  • Wednesday 5 March from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre
  • Saturday 8 March from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
  • Sunday 9 March from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at M&S in St Martin

Blue kerbside recycling bags

  • clean mixed tins
  • clean cans
  • aerosol containers
  • clean plastic bottles, containers, and trays (but not black plastic nor thin film)
  • clean drink cartons including milk and juice cartons
  • biscuit tins
  • aluminium foil
  • aluminium foil trays

Clear Kerbside recycling bags

  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • cardboard
  • white paper
  • coloured paper

There is no limit to the number of recycling bags that can be placed out for kerbside collection on the appropriate night.

Households that need more bags can obtain them from the Public Services Department or from their parish Constables’ office.

Black bags for residual waste

  • General household waste
  • Any item contaminated with food (chip papers, takeaway pizza boxes)

Bring Banks

  • Glass bottles
  • Glass jars

If island residents are unable to visit one of the drop-in sessions for any reason, but would still like more information, they can go online or email [email protected], or call Public Services on 234699.

 

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