Tag Archive for 'Public Services Department'

PSD installs ten on-the-go recycling bins in St Peter Port, Guernsey

June 19th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department has installed attractive on-the-go recycling bins in areas around St Peter Port where people gather to relax with a soft drink or sit on a bench to have a snack. Each bin has three compartments – one for recycling plastic bottles (plastics 1,2,5 and 6), one for recycling […]

Guernsey’s sewage treatment investigation charge to be dropped

March 15th, 2012 by Guernsey Water

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department has decided that the portion of the Wastewater Charge assigned to investigating sewage treatment options will be removed from the overall charge with effect from the 31 March 2012. The charge, which was originally set at £50 per household per year, was used to fund the study carried […]

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 […]

Guernsey public presentation on PSD sewage proposal at Beau Sejour on 12 January 2012

January 9th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Guernsey’s Public Services Department invites the Guernsey public to a presentation on sewage treatment and Guernsey’s marine environment at 7 pm on Thursday 12 January 2012 at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre theatre. This subject will be debated by the States of Guernsey later this month. Intertek-Metoc studied the impact of Guernsey’s sewage on the marine […]

Finding a small scale solution to Guernsey’s household food waste

January 7th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Food waste and other putrescible material poses a problem when it is landfilled.  When it is covered over it decays in an anaerobic (oxygen-less) environment. This process produces foul smells and methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas. Food waste is a major component of household waste. At the Mont Cuet landfill it attracts gulls […]

Guernsey’s PSD shares ideas to reduce holiday waste

December 7th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department shares some ideas for reducing waste during the Christmas holidays. Portion Control – shops are only shut for a couple of days so there is no need to buy more food than you need. Save money and reduce waste by thinking about how many people you will be […]

Belle Greve Bay area residents invited to learn about wastewater treatment plant project

September 27th, 2011 by Guernsey Water

Residents of the Belle Greve area are being invited to a drop-in session to learn the latest developments in the planned wastewater installation at the site. The session will take place on 12 October 2011 and will run from 5 to  7 pm. Nearby residents and other interested members of the public are invited to […]

Could the loss of the use of the Longue House reclamation site for two years lead to a Suez Mark II?

June 20th, 2011 by Deputy Dave Jones

News on 17th June 2010 that Guernsey airport contractors are to take over the Longue Hougue Reclamation site for an accommodation block and the storing of thousands of tonnes of material for the Airport contract has I believe severe ramifications for any future major industrial recycling initiatives. Any private company wanting to offer this industrial […]

Guernsey Chamber of Commerce to host PSD presentation on Guernsey Airport 2040 project

June 14th, 2011 by Events

The Guernsey Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast seminar on Airport 2040 from 8.00 am to 9.30 am on the 22 June 2011 at the St Pierre Park hotel. The Public Services Department will give a presentation and answer questions on the Airport 2040 project for Guernsey’s business community. The breakfast seminar is free […]

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 […]