Tag Archive for 'waste collection'

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 […]

Electric garbage collection lorries begin operation in Paris

May 11th, 2011 by Thomson Reuters

SITA begin use of electric garbage collection lorries in Paris.  The first neighbourhood to receive them is the Paris suburb of Courbevoie.  The lorries have lithium-ion batteries that provides power for eight hours before needing to be recharged. The 26-ton electric trucks are quiet and produce no exhaust pollution.  They offer similar power and performance […]

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 […]