Tag Archive for 'Mont Cuet'

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introduce kerbside Recycling with a Pay-As-You Throw Scheme

June 16th, 2010 by Yvonne Burford

I support a pay-as-you-throw refuse scheme. For pretty much everything else, we pay in proportion to use. For those who cite the ‘nanny state’ and resent being told what to do, this scheme would actually allow people to control what they do and benefit financially if they wished to make the effort to reduce, reuse, […]

The Mont Cuet wind blown litter, odour, and vermin problem must be dealt with

June 16th, 2010 by Vale Douzaine

The Vale Douzaine is very concerned that problems at the refuse tip at Mont Cuet will increase as it nears full capacity. At a recent meeting, the Douzaine agreed to make public its fears about the tip, whose recent problems have included wind blown rubbish, which can be a risk to animals as well as […]

The Solid Waste Disposal Solution for Guernsey

July 21st, 2009 by Dr Barrie Mealing

Summary This paper presents a robust and complete solution to the Guernsey solid waste disposal problem. This solution restricts use of landfill to materials which cannot reasonably be treated in any other way, eliminates unneighbourly commercial burning of timber, minimises the generation of problematic ash residues, and promotes best recycling practices. This solution is feasible […]

Deputy Mike Collins questions the Public Service Department on solid waste treatment options

December 22nd, 2008 by Mike Collins

Deputy Mike Collins is concerned by the accuracy of the Mont Cuet landfill figures. He would like the Scrutiny committee to re-evaluate the residual waste entering the Mont Cuet landfill. He is concerned that kerbside recycling has been stopped principally for staffing reasons. He believes that commercial food residue and kerbside food waste could be […]