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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

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]

 

Wastewater extension to close St Andrew’s Road from 4 February to 17 March 2014

January 28th, 2014 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water is advising islanders that part of the current phase of its wastewater network extension programme will involve closing St Andrew’s Road from 4 February to 17 March 2014.

The road will close from Les Poidevins junction to Rue de la Boullerie junction, and the diversion route will utilise Les Poidevins and L’Ecluse.

The project to extend the main sewer has incorporated a number of roads in the area, and has approximately 3 months left to run.

Once completed, the extended sewer will allow up to 110 properties to connect and will incorporate the Naftiaux housing estate.

The final part of the project will see completion of the remaining section in Rue de la Boullerie close to the Naftiaux Estate and connection of the flows from the Estate in late March/early April.

Andrew Redhead, Director of water services, said “Guernsey Water acknowledges the disruption that the roadworks will cause, but we are committed to extending the wastewater network in order to reduce our reliance on cesspits where it is cost-effective to do so.”

“We appreciate that St Andrew’s Road is one of the Island’s main routes, but fortunately the diversion is fairly simple and shouldn’t increase journey times by much.”

More information on the traffic management arrangements for the area can be obtained from the Island Roadworks website.

 

Take3 Guernsey volunteers pick-up Petit Port’s litter

January 27th, 2014 by Richard Lord

In mid-January 2014, Karen Marsh, Take3 Guernsey member, instigated a beach clean by posting on the group’s Facebook page to ask if anyone was organising one.

The Guernsey volunteer group takes its name from the non-profit Take3 organisation founded in Australia in 2009, which “asks everyone to simply take three pieces of rubbish with you when visiting a beach, and raising awareness of the consequences of plastic debris on the world’s oceans.”

Rachel Burton replied to Karen that Petit Port beach on Guernsey’s south coast was heavily littered from washed-up debris after the strong storms of early January 2014 and needed to be cleaned.

The beach at Petit Port on 19 January 2014 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

The beach at Petit Port on 19 January 2014 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Jan Dockerill of the States of Guernsey Environment Department suggested that volunteer litter pickers meet on the beach at 11 am on Sunday 19 January 2014 to begin the clean-up.

Some of the plastic litter at the foot of the cliff at Petit Port on 16 January 2014 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Some of the plastic beach litter prior to the 19 January beach clean that had been collected and placed behind the chain link fence that protects beach visitors from rock falls at Petit Port. (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Some Take3 Guernsey members visited the Petit Port sea Continue reading

Sorted will pick-up your Christmas tree for recycling and make a donation to four Guernsey charities

December 27th, 2013 by Sorted

(click image to open and download PDF flyer to your computer)

(click image to open and download PDF flyer to your computer)

Sorted will save you the bother of taking your Christmas tree to a Guernsey recycling drop-off point by picking it up from your home for £5 of which £1 will be donated to the Guernsey Athletic Club, £1 will be donated to Georgina’s Gang, £1 will be donated to Clic Sargent children’s cancer charity, and £1 will be donated to the Guernsey Blind Association.

Call Josh on 07781 155766 or Pete Wickens on 07781 423430 or email [email protected] to arrange for the collection of your Christmas tree and the payment of the donation.

Last year Sorted collected over 200 Christmas trees for recycling.

Sorted hopes to collect more trees this year so that their selected Guernsey charities can receive more funds.

 

Where to drop off real Christmas trees for recycling in Guernsey?

December 23rd, 2013 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Area to drop off real Christmas trees at Le Friquet Garden Centre on 3 January 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Area to drop off real Christmas trees at Le Friquet Garden Centre on 3 January 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department have organised the recycling of real Christmas trees.

Between 27 December 2013 and the end of January 2014 real Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following locations:

 

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at the Homelife show 2013 at Beau Sejour

November 5th, 2013 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Beau Sejour Leisure Centre

Beau Sejour Leisure Centre entrance (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

Reducing waste will be a key theme at the Homelife Show 2013 at the Beau Sejour Leisure Centre from Friday 8 November to Sunday 10 November 2013 with extra recycling facilities for exhibitors and visitors.

States of Guernsey Public Services’ staff will be on hand with information and advice.

The Department’s Reduce Reuse Recycle stand will feature money-saving kitchen tips, space saving ideas for recycling storage and other practical advice and demonstrations.

It will also showcase examples of some unwanted household items that have been given a new lease of life and offering Continue reading

Dog walkers warned about material washing up on Guernsey sea shore

November 1st, 2013 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

substance that appears similar to the palm oil found on Cornish beaches last week (click image to expand - image courtesy of States of Guernsey Environment Department)

The substance on the shore in Saints Bay appears similar to the palm oil found on Cornish beaches last week which killed a dog (click image to expand – image courtesy of States of Guernsey Environment Department)

The States of Guernsey Environment Department is warning dog owners to keep pets away from any white substance they may find on Guernsey beaches.

A white waxy substance in a hard lump was found in Saints Bay on the morning of 31 October 2013 and removed by the Environment Department for analysis.

This follows reports in Cornwall where a dog died after eating a white substance on a beach which was later identified as a degraded edible oil or fat, most likely palm oil. Continue reading

Fashion sale in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice on 22 & 23 September 2013

September 9th, 2013 by Les Bourgs Hospice

Sandie Rowe is organising a ‘buy my wardrobe’ event at St Pierre Park Hotel on 22 and 23 September 2013 where people can buy and sell quality second hand clothes to help raise funds for Les Bourgs Hospice.

Mrs Rowe already has a large quantity of designer ladies clothes, shoes and accessories.

Sandie Rowe with some of the clothes, shoes and handbags which will be on offer at a 'buy my wardrobe' event to raise funds for Les Bourgs Hospice on Sunday 22 September and Monday 23 September 2013 at the St Pierre Park Hotel (click image to expand - image courtesy of Les Bourgs Hospice)

Sandie Rowe with some of the clothes, shoes and handbags which will be on offer at a ‘buy my wardrobe’ event to raise funds for Les Bourgs Hospice on Sunday 22 September and Monday 23 September 2013 at the St Pierre Park Hotel (click image to expand – image courtesy of Les Bourgs Hospice)

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Continuing effort to keep Guernsey sea shore and coastal areas litter free on 20 and 21 July 2013

July 15th, 2013 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

Janice Dockerill of the States of Guernsey Environment Department handing out gloves and plastic bags at Pembroke for the beach clean on 28 April 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Janice Dockerill of the States of Guernsey Environment Department handing out gloves and plastic bags at Pembroke for the beach clean on 28 April 2013 (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

The next Bailiwick of Guernsey Coastal Clean Up organised by the States of Guernsey Environment Department will be held on the weekend of 20 and 21 July 2013.

The first Guernsey Coastal Clean Up in 2010 was part of the world-wide celebrations for the International Year of Biodiversity.

Families, companies, schools and voluntary organisations are being invited to get involved by helping to clean up litter from their favourite stretch of coastline.

People can choose to clean beaches or coastal grasslands – all that’s needed are sturdy gloves and plastic sacks.

The week-end clean up event will get the coastline in good condition just before the school summer holidays. Continue reading