Tag Archive for 'Mont Cuet landfill'

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 […]

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 […]

The solid waste issue is a classic victim of the States’ endemic inability to take decisive action

December 20th, 2010 by Peter Roffey

I usually tend to feel that Deputy David De L’Isle protests rather too much over the Public Services Department’s handling of the island’s waste problem. It seems like a quiet news month when the former Environment Minister hasn’t called for the whole board of PSD to resign over the issue at least once. However there’s […]