Archive for the 'Waste' Category

Guernsey wastewater network extension programme to be dependent on availability of funds

September 18th, 2015 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water is committed to its Network Extension Programme (NEP) to connect Guernsey properties to the public sewer.

However, as our policy letter states, the current delivery target of 95% public sewer property connection by 2020 is no longer appropriate.

It has always been Guernsey Water’s position that demands on resources need to be allocated on a priority basis.

Further work to connect more properties is only undertaken when the funds are available within the prioritised programme of investment in Guernsey’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Continue reading

Volunteer for Guernsey beach clean on 19 and 20 September 2015

September 17th, 2015 by Vanessa

The annual Marine Conservation Society beach clean weekend occurs this year on the 19 and 20 September.

Guernsey volunteers will pick-up litter from Saints Bay from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday 19 September and from Rocquaine Bay from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday 20 September 2015.

A volunteer beach clean is also being organised for Fermain Bay on Sunday 20 September.

Please download the PDF file to your computer for details.

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Litter accumulates on Guernsey beaches from two principal sources.

Marine borne litter washes up on the Guernsey shore from the shipping industry, the fishing industry, and run-off from land, and litter is also added to our beaches by a few careless people visiting the shore.

Final phase of the Belle Greve Wastewater programme underway

May 1st, 2015 by Guernsey Water

High density poly pipes coming out of the factory

High density polyethylene pipes coming out of the Pipelife Norway AS factory in Stathelle (click image to expand)

As part of the final phase of Guernsey Water’s upgrade of the island’s wastewater facilities, over two and a half miles of pipe in nine sections are making their journey from Norway,

Pipelife Norway AS manufactured the purpose-built, high density polyethylene pipes in Stathelle on a fjord, where the pipes are stored temporarily in preparation for their seven-day journey to the island.

Mark Walker, Capital Delivery Manager at Guernsey Water, said “the pipes will arrive in Guernsey in early May and will, subject to formal agreement, be temporarily moored at Soldiers’ Bay, where they will be fitted with concrete collars in preparation for being placed on the seabed via a controlled sinking operation.” Continue reading

Volunteers requested for Saints Bay beach clean on 20 September 2014

September 18th, 2014 by Vanessa

Saints Bay Beach Clean and Survey for the Marine Conservation Society on 20 September 2014 (please click image to open PDF file and download to your computer)

Saints Bay Beach Clean and Survey for the Marine Conservation Society on 20 September 2014 (please click image to open PDF file and download to your computer)

A beach clean is being organised for Saints Bay from 10 am to midday on Saturday 20 September 2014.

Please join others to help keep this beautiful beach and bay litter free.

This beach clean is registered with the UK’s Marine Conservation Society and litter collected will be tabulated and sent to the MCS for inclusion in their national database and their report on the status of British beaches.

For additional information please call Vanessa Crispini-Adams on 07781 422 188 or email [email protected]



Road closures due to wastewater project in Route de Longfrie area

September 4th, 2014 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water advises island residents that the next phase of its wastewater network extension programme will begin in the Route du Longfrie area of St Pierre du Bois from 29 September 2014.

The project to extend the main sewer will incorporate a number of roads in the area, and will take approximately 10 months to complete.

Once completed, the extended sewer will allow up to 103 properties to connect.

Due to the nature of the works Guernsey Water regrets that there will inevitably be some inconvenience to residents and businesses in the area, however extensive consultation with Environment, Traffic Services Department has produced a programme of road closures designed to minimise the impact of these works. Continue reading

Appleby law firm achieves Keep Guernsey Green award

February 25th, 2014 by Richard Lord

Environment Department Board member Deputy Barry Paint presents 'Keep Guernsey Green' award to Appleby (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Environment Department Board member Deputy Barry Paint presents ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award to Appleby with from left to right – Jeremy Le Tissier, Guernsey Practice Group Head; Gavin Ferguson, Managing Partner; Deputy Barry Paint; Nicky Sangan, Office Manager; and Chet Pohl, Senior Associate (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Appleby has been awarded the Keep Guernsey Green award from the States of Guernsey Environment Department.

To gain the award companies have to meet a set of standards to demonstrate their commitment to energy conservation and waste management.

Nicky Sangan, Office Manager for Appleby in Guernsey, which has 24 employees, said “Appleby is an offshore global law firm. When we started the Guernsey office in 2010 we were quite conscious that we wanted to implement environmental initiatives.”

“In 2012 we started the process of obtaining the Keep Guernsey Green award.”

“We already had a few initiatives in place including the recycling bins, but to achieve the award we went through the assessment process with Steve Park, our assessor, which was really useful. Continue reading

Guernsey Post Ltd revalidates its ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award

February 20th, 2014 by Richard Lord

Deputy Barry Paint of the States of Guernsey Environment Department presents the Green Award to Richard Taylor, Facilities Manager for Guernsey Post Ltd (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Deputy Barry Paint (right) on the States of Guernsey Environment Department Board presents the ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award to Richard Taylor, Facilities Manager for Guernsey Post Ltd (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Guernsey Post Ltd has received a revalidation of its ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award from the States of Guernsey Environment Department.

Andy McCutcheon, who heads the Environment Services Unit, which administers the ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award scheme on behalf of the Environment Department said “it is the mandate of the department to encourage Best Practice in energy and waste management.”

“One way to achieve this and to raise its profile is through the ‘Keep Guernsey Green’ award,” he said.

Deputy Barry Paint of the Environment Department Board presented Richard Taylor, Facilities Manager for Guernsey Post Ltd., with the award.

“On behalf of Guernsey Post, I am delighted to accept this award for recognition of our energy conservation and waste management,” Richard Taylor said. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Kerbside Recycling bags delivered to Guernsey homes from next week

February 13th, 2014 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Guernsey’s specially designed recycling bags in production at the Gelpack factory in Hereford.

Guernsey’s specially designed blue recycling bag for clean food tins, drink cans, clean aluminium foil and trays, aerosol cans, clean plastic packaging, and washed out cardboard milk and juice cartons (click image to expand – image courtesy of the States of Guernsey Public Services Department)

More than two million specially designed bags have been produced for Guernsey residents to use when the new kerbside recycling collections are introduced in March 2014.

A supply of the bags, made from recycled plastic, will be delivered to every household from the week beginning 17 February 2014.

They will be used for mixed recycling, which will be picked up by along with the regular parish black bag collections.

Clear bags are being provided for mixed paper and cardboard.

Blue bags are for mixed tins, cans, plastic containers and drinks cartons.

The parish bin men will collect clear bags one week, and blue ones the next.

Full instructions on how to use the new service are also being delivered to households from the week of Monday 17 February. Continue reading

Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden in Saumarez Park needs volunteers, old cards, egg boxes and small gifts

January 31st, 2014 by Richard Lord

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The Guernsey Botanical Trust 25 January 2014 ‘Garden Gossip‘ newsletter states that the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden is now an accredited Guernsey visitor attraction.

The beautiful garden expects many visitors in 2014. The garden hopes to open from 10.00 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesdays to Sundays between March and September 2014 and Bank Holidays, but the Guernsey Botanical Trust needs a sufficient number of volunteers to open the garden gates, put out the information boards and greet visitors.

The charity is asking for new volunteers to offer three hours per week for the 2014 season.

The charity is launching a “Meet the Team” evening on Thursday 13 February 2014 at 7.00 p.m. at the Castel Douzaine room, Les Beaucamps.

The charity also requests donations of items photographed in the image above.

Contact it by emailing: [email protected]