Tag Archive for 'kerbside recycling'

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 […]

Kerbside Recycling bags delivered to Guernsey homes from next week

February 13th, 2014 by 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, […]

Guernsey’s parishes agree to PSDs kerbside recycling scheme

June 25th, 2013 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Kerbside recycling could be launched in late 2013 or early in 2014 after all ten Guernsey parishes signalled they were keen to be involved. The States of Guernsey Public Services Department has been liaising with the Douzaines since March 2013, when it announced plans to introduce kerbside recycling for most materials currently collected through the […]

IGD survey shows that British shoppers want more kerbside collection to encourage recycling

July 4th, 2011 by IGD

Shoppers are more likely to increase the amount of packaging they recycle if councils collect all recyclable materials near their homes, according to new IGD ShopperTrack research published on 4 July 2011. Nearly four in ten (37% of) shoppers said if all types of recyclable material were collected at kerbside, it would encourage them to […]

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 […]

Should people pay extra for kerbside collections?

November 29th, 2010 by Rosie

The cost of kerbside-collections for recyclable materials should be made part of the rubbish rates that we all pay.  They should not be an excuse for an extra charge. Kerbside recycling collections would collect the lion’s share of waste.   The ‘residual’ waste (what’s left after recycling) is the element of waste that we should be […]

G-CAN’s stance on PSD’s solid waste public consultation

September 10th, 2010 by Rosie

Guernsey Climate Action Network (G-CAN) are one of the stakeholder groups participating in the Public Service Department‘s Waste Consultation which began on 8 and 9 September 2010. Yvonne Burford who is one of the G-CAN representatives in this process said ‘Whilst G-CAN has reservations about the length of the process, we will be participating fully […]

Wecycle’s smart new kerbside recycling lorry

August 4th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Wecycle kerbside recycling collection lorry is well-designed with closed compartments for paper and cardboard collection, and open cage compartments for plastic 1 (PET or PETE) and plastic 2 (HDPE or PE), tins and cans, milk and juice cartons, and for glass bottles. The flatbed of the lorry can be hydraulically tilted so that the […]

Somerset Waste Partnership leads the way in waste minimisation and high recycling rates

July 25th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Somerset Waste Partnership‘s Sort It Plus shows how they conduct kerbside recycling collections in this Youtube video.  Although the kerbside collection lorry is too large for Guernsey roads there are elements of this kerbsie recycling service that could be employed in Guernsey.