Tag Archive for 'kerbside collection'

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 […]

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 […]

kerbside collection of food waste in West Dorset

December 20th, 2011 by Richard Lord

University of Bath researchers find that less rubbish collection means more recycling

July 1st, 2011 by University of Bath

Researcher at the University of Bath‘s Economics Department find that reducing the frequency of household bin collections is the key to increasing recycling rates. This finding of a UK-wide study examining why recycling rates differ across the UK counters political and community criticisms that local authority moves to fortnightly or alternate weekly bin collections is […]

Too much recyclable material is going to the Mont Cuet landfill

December 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Guernsey Recycling Advisory Forum (GRAF) laid down a challenge before Christmas – Could Guernsey residents send less waste to the Mont Cuet landfill in December 2010 than they did in December 2009? We will know whether Guernsey residents met this challenge in January 2011 when the December figure is published. What is obvious from […]

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 […]

Deputy Scott Ogier’s speech on kerbside recycling to the States of Deliberation in May 2009

May 25th, 2009 by Scott Ogier

I think we can all acknowledge we aren’t going to solve all environmental problems on our own, that it is going to take united action across a number of broad fronts to solve the problems associated with mankind’s environmental footprint. Our larger neighbours need to take action and they are attempting to. Some people say […]

St Pierre du Bois recycling survey

June 30th, 2008 by Paul Domaille

The St Pierre du Bois recycling survey was commissioned by Douzainier Paul Domaille on behalf of the St. Pierre du Bois douzaine. The survey can be downloaded as a PDF file.