Tag Archive for 'composting'

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

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

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 […]

RHS says autumn is the ideal time to check compost heaps

October 12th, 2012 by Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Advisory Service is encouraging gardeners to check their compost before winter. Lush growth this summer means there are now heaps of grass and hedge cuttings that, if prepared properly, could be made into useful garden compost. “Autumn is the ideal time to check compost heaps,” Guy Barter, RHS Chief Horticultural […]

Finding a small scale solution to Guernsey’s household food waste

January 7th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Food waste and other putrescible material poses a problem when it is landfilled.  When it is covered over it decays in an anaerobic (oxygen-less) environment. This process produces foul smells and methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. Food waste is a major component of household waste. At the Mont Cuet landfill it attracts gulls […]

kerbside collection of food waste in West Dorset

December 20th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Floral St Peters group encourage parishioners to compost their organic kitchen and garden waste

May 15th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

PARISHIONERS are being encouraged to minimise green waste and find alternative uses for it by the Floral St Peters group. Compost bins are a convenient and clean way of disposing of organic kitchen and garden waste that could otherwise end up in landfill. Tea bags, coffee grounds, egg shells, small quantities of cardboard and paper, […]

The solid waste issue is a classic victim of the States’ endemic inability to take decisive action

December 20th, 2010 by Peter Roffey

I usually tend to feel that Deputy David De L’Isle protests rather too much over the Public Services Department’s handling of the island’s waste problem. It seems like a quiet news month when the former Environment Minister hasn’t called for the whole board of PSD to resign over the issue at least once. However there’s […]

Nine out of ten Guernsey households recycle

December 3rd, 2010 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

NINE out of ten households are now regularly recycling and nearly half are also helping to reduce waste by composting at home, according to a new independent study. The survey, commissioned by the States of Guernsey Public Services Department, was conducted by local research company Island Analysis. Using a combination of an online questionnaire and […]

St Helier Parish food waste produces wonderful compost

October 30th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Food waste is collected from St Helier households in certain districts on a voluntary basis. Initially the participating households were provided with biodegradable bags and a caddy for the kitchen, and to put out on the street for collection. Early trials showed that the biodegradable bags got caught in the blades of the shredder so […]

UK Conference: Food Waste 2010

October 3rd, 2010 by Events

The Association of Organics Recycling states that food waste is a resource that can deliver valuable, clean, home-grown energy. For the food industry, efficient management of food waste can reduce costs associated with landfilling, can reduce energy costs when used to generate on-site heat and energy, and substantially improves the organisation’s CSR standing, an increasingly […]

A sustainable and cost-effective solution to Guernsey’s waste problem

September 22nd, 2010 by Professor Connett

Professor Paul Connett gave a presentation on “A sustainable and cost-effective solution to Guernsey’s waste problem” to a packed Harry Bound room at Les Cotils conference centre on 20 September 2010. He recommended a low tech community plan to solve our solid waste problem.  This would include: a kitchen waste collection system; recycling; yard waste […]