Tag Archive for 'Longue Hougue Recycling facility'

Eleanor Foundation successfully ships bicycles destined for Africa

April 9th, 2013 by Richard Lord

On 22 March 2013, bicycles destined for Africa were packed by The Eleanor Foundation volunteers into a twenty foot shipping container. The Eleanor Foundation received donations of over 460 bicycles from Guernsey residents over four weekends in February and March 2013 at Unit 3 of the Braye Road Industrial Estate in Vale. The donations included […]

The Eleanor Foundation has a good start with ‘Bikes to Africa’ initiative

February 25th, 2013 by Richard Lord

The Eleanor Foundation‘s appeal for disused Guernsey bikes for Africa has got off to a good start with 173 bicycles donated during the weekend of 23 and 24 February 2013, which is enough to fill the first shipping container. The Eleanor Foundation hopes to send two containers, with about 300 donated bikes, to Re~cycle in […]

Where can I recycle Christmas trees in Guernsey?

December 31st, 2012 by Richard Lord

According to the States of Guernsey Public Services Department, Christmas trees for recycling can be dropped off during opening hours until 22 January 2013 at the following locations: Queux Patio Plants (open from 2 January 2013 – 8.30 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday) States Works, Burnt Lane, St Martin Le Friquet Garden Centre, […]

Black plastic no longer accepted for recycling at Guernsey bring banks

December 4th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department aims to increase the amount of plastic recycled locally by simplifying the system for islanders. All plastic packaging will now be accepted at the bring banks, with the exception of any black items and thin films, such as the seals on food containers, polythene and carrier bags. Although […]

Longue Hougue recycling facility extends life of Mont Cuet landfill

October 7th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Longue Hougue Recycling facility off Bulwer Avenue, St Sampson accepts a wide assortment of household items for reuse and recycling. This facility diverts discarded materials from Mont Cuet – the one remaining rapidly filling landfill in Guernsey. The sign at the entrance to the Longue Hougue recycling facility informs the visitor what can be […]

Longue Hougue Recycling Facility now offers rigid plastic recycling

September 19th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department is expanding plastics recycling to include a host of everyday household items. The Longue Hougue Recycling Facility now accepts “rigid plastic”, which includes a huge range of items from washing up bowls and buckets to garden furniture and children’s toys. Unlike the household plastics collected at the bring […]

What can be recycled at Longue Hougue facility and opening hours

August 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Longue Hougue recycling facility is reached by a turn-off to the east from Bulwer Avenue. The sign at the entrance to the Longue Hougue recycling facility provides information on opening hours and what can be recycled. Opening Hours

Guernsey’s A to Z recycling guide

March 2nd, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Spectacles, car batteries and cooking oil are just some of the more unusual items featured in the new recycling guide being delivered to all Guernsey homes. The easy-to-use two-sided wheel guide includes an A – Z ‘what goes where’, seasonal opening times for all waste sites, and a fridge magnet so the information can always […]

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 […]