Tag Archive for 'green waste'

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 […]

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, […]

Wales lays the foundations for a new approach to recycling that merits attention

April 11th, 2011 by Nicola Peake

Nicola Peake is Managing Director Environmental Services at May Gurney. This article appeared originally in Materials Recycling Week on 25 March 2011. —- In the race to deliver a greener household waste system, the UK has a new champion – Wales. The country has led the way by setting higher household recycling targets than outlined […]

PSD provides excuses for reducing recycling targets

October 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

In the Billet D’Etat XXIV for December 2010 the States of Guernsey Public Services Department admits that it will fail to meet the 50% recycling target for household and commercial waste as mandated by the States of Deliberation in 2007. The Public Services Department project that by the end of 2010 household recycling of dry […]

Accelerated Food Composting

January 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

We should not put food waste into landfills anymore because as food waste decays it produces methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Our soil needs organic matter. By using a composting system that destroys harmful bacteria we can safely apply onto our soil the compost produced from food and […]