Tag Archive for 'household waste'

Cheap food isn’t to throw away

February 9th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Seeing destitute people at Victoria Station in London rushing by outdoor tables of eateries and snatching disposable plates of leftover food abandoned by paying customers is a reminder of how many people are perpetually hungry. Many of us take food for granted. About one third of the weight of Guernsey’s household waste is made up […]

Reduce weight of household waste to reduce the parish refuse rate

January 23rd, 2013 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department offers Guernsey residents the option of recycling a very large assortment of materials at the bring banks, at the Longue Hougue recycling facility, and at Chouet for green (garden) waste, but many people in our community do not use these facilities. The imperative to recycle is greater than […]

What is it going to take to cure our wasteful society?

June 24th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The St Peter Port Constables ask that St Peter Port residents place their household waste for collection in the appropriate location after dark on the evening before the morning of collection. St Peter Port parish distributes a notice to all households, which states “only one bag of refuse is anticipated from each domestic household within […]

JT telephone directories will cost parishioners dearly if not recycled

June 12th, 2012 by Richard Lord

During the last few weeks JT (Guernsey) Ltd 2012 Channel Island telephone directory has been delivered to households and businesses in Guernsey. Paul Taylor, Managing Director, JT (Guernsey) Ltd, said it was a commercial decision to distribute the unsolicited Jersey and Guernsey telephone directory to Guernsey properties. Households have received this telephone directory on door […]

Recycling Guernsey household waste saves parishioners’ money and is good for Mont Cuet

February 12th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Public Service Department is bringing to the States of Deliberation a solid waste strategy for debate in late February 2012, which calls for a recycling target of 70% by 2025. Guernsey household waste accounts for about one third of the residual waste going to the Mont Cuet landfill. The other two-thirds […]

Avoid double taxation on wines and spirits in Guernsey

December 7th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey budget for 2011 recommends a five pence tax increase on a 750 ml bottle of wine (5.5% to 15% of alcohol by volume) to bring the total tax per litre to £1.85. The 2011 budget proposes a 34 pence tax increase on a litre of spirit to £10.01 per litre. That […]

Parish rates could be reduced with more household recycling

September 22nd, 2011 by Richard Lord

While traveling through St Peter Port on a household rubbish collection day, it is possible to identify households that are not recycling.  Torn-open and thin-film black bin bags and lid-less bins reveal large numbers of bottles and cans that can be recycled. The parish of St Peter Port, like all Guernsey parishes, has to pay […]

Guernsey households continue to increase their recycling rate

May 16th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Household recycling has reached a new high, with more than 47% of domestic waste being recycled in the 12 months to the end of March. The figure compares to the 45.8% recycled in 2010. Household and commercial waste being landfilled at Mont Cuet also fell to a new low, in the first quarter of this […]

How much waste does Guernsey produce?

September 8th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Generally Guernsey generates about 250,000 tonnes of waste per year.  This includes waste from households, businesses and the construction industry.  The vast majority is recycled, reused or reclaimed (e.g. in the case of most inert waste it is used for land reclamation at Longue Hougue. What is left is termed ‘residual waste’ of which around […]