Tag Archive for 'residual waste'

Over ninety-percent of Guernsey’s usual household waste is recyclable

February 12th, 2012 by Richard Lord

My household of four people has begun to study how much waste it generates and how much can be recycled each week. Week one In the first week of the study beginning on 28 January 2012, 10,697 grams or about 10.7 kgs of waste was produced in total; 9725 grams or about 9.7 kgs of […]

Wales lays the foundations for a new approach to recycling that merits attention

April 11th, 2011 by Nicola Peake

Nicola Peake is Managing Director Environmental Services at May Gurney. This article appeared originally in Materials Recycling Week on 25 March 2011. —- In the race to deliver a greener household waste system, the UK has a new champion – Wales. The country has led the way by setting higher household recycling targets than outlined […]

Friends of the Earth welcomes fortnightly residual waste bin collections

April 11th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Welcoming the news that UK councils are increasingly turning to fortnightly bin collections, Friends of the Earth’s Resource Use campaigner Julian Kirby said “Councils deserve praise for ignoring central government diktat on weekly bin collections. “Reverting to weekly black bag bin collections could cost cash-strapped councils more than half a billion pounds and see England’s […]

How much waste does Guernsey produce?

September 8th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Generally Guernsey generates about 250,000 tonnes of waste per year.  This includes waste from households, businesses and the construction industry.  The vast majority is recycled, reused or reclaimed (e.g. in the case of most inert waste it is used for land reclamation at Longue Hougue. What is left is termed ‘residual waste’ of which around […]

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 […]