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.

Longue Hougue Recycling Facility sign at the entrance (please click to expand)

Opening Hours

From 1 April to 31 October the facility is open from Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 4.00 pm.

From 1 April to 31 October on Saturday, Sunday, and Bank Holidays the facility is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm.

From 1 November to 31 March the facility is open from Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 4.00 pm and on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.

The Longue Hougue Recycling Facility is CLOSED on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December), New Years Day (1 January) and Guernsey’s Liberation Day (9 May)

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The Longue Hougue recycling facility accepts household batteries, car batteries, whole bricks, household cardboard packaging, cooking oil, video tapes, compact discs (CDs) and DVDs, electrical equipment, intact fluorescent tubes, white goods such as household fridges and freezers, gas bottles, hand tools, ferrous and non-ferrous metal, used printer cartridges, cans of paint, hard plastic items, televisions and computer monitors, and used engine oil.

Any porcelain or china (dinner plates, coffee and tea mugs, floor and bathroom tiles, etc) and drinking glasses can be put into the skip for building rubble or aggregate.  This will be ground-up and used as road fill or for land levelling etc.

Good quality wooden and metal furniture suitable for use by someone else can also be deposited at the Longue Hougue recycling facility for collection by someone else.

(Please click on the image to download this information as a PDF file to your computer)

Visit the States of Guernsey website for a full list of household items that can be deposited at the Longue Hougue recycling facility.


2 Responses to “What can be recycled at Longue Hougue facility and opening hours”

  1. Ozy Chris

    I spent quite some time as part of the Guernsey Recycling strategy listening to the mantra od Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. I have a few projects which reuse parts of old appliances, and in the past I went to Longe Hougue, explained what I needed, and took away the appliance containing the parts I want. Once I had removed the bits I need, I brought it back and put it back in the recycling. Electrical leads had been removed, so I could not power up the appliance, which is fine because its components I need. I went in yesterday and explained to the chaps I needed two washing machine drums. The gentleman apologised and said I was a little too late as the load had already been taken away, but come back 0900 Sunday morning and I’ll have a couple for you. I changed my weekend and went back this morning for the machines to take away to strip. An elderly man cam to my window, and without even taking his mobile phone away from his ear said ‘What you got’. I tried to explain that I had come back as requested, but he rudely just said ‘no you cant take anything away’, still holding his mobile up to his ear. The other guys from yesterday came out and tried to explain to him that they had put aside the bits I need but he was rude and adamant and they deferred.
    This totally defeats the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra of the waste strategy.

  2. Tina Norman-Ross

    Public Services Recycling Officer, Tina Norman-Ross replies:

    We apologise for the behaviour of this particular member of staff, this type of attitude is simply not acceptable. We take this type of complaint very seriously and the member of staff concerned, currently providing temporary cover in the absence of the normal supervisor, has been spoken to and reminded of his duties.

    We are working hard to ensure all site users have a good experience. The recent changes at Longue Hougue are in response to feedback we have had, in particular regarding the scavenging aspect. However we are continually reviewing these and appreciate your comments which we will take into further consideration.

    If you would like to discuss in more detail please do not hesitate to contact me, tina.norman-ross@gov.gg

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