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Sticker fail? Bin bags left across St Peter Port

Sticker fail? Bin bags left across St Peter Port

Monday 04 February 2019

Sticker fail? Bin bags left across St Peter Port


The States and bin bag collectors have held firm with the island's new waste collection policy to not pick up any black sacks which haven't got a sticker on them, or have the wrong colour sticker.

The final phase of the waste strategy finally went live last night, with homeowners in central St Peter Port the first expected to put either green or orange stickers on their rubbish bags left out for collection.

This came after months of promotion with a previous soft launch of the strategy before the 'pay as you throw' stickers became mandatory from 3 February. 

waste rubbish

Pictured: Rubbish left near Fountain Street.

However, people living in areas around Vauvert and Trinity Square were among the first to find fault with the new scheme as they left home this morning, to be greeted by the site of piles of uncollected rubbish.

Many people took to social media to complain about the number of black bags still lying on the roadside, most marked with a red sticker explaining why it was not collected. 

waste stickers

Pictured: Leaflets were sent to every home in Guernsey last week reminding everyone that the sticker system came into force on 3 February. 

The States recycling team have always maintained that the island's rubbish collectors would leave any bags where they are if people don't follow the rules correctly.

That includes putting a specific sticker on your black bag for either 90l or 50l.

Anyone who hasn't had their rubbish taken away can deliver it to Longue Hougue where you'll have to pay the 'pay as you throw' charge directly.

Pictured top: Just some of the bags left lying on the streets of St Peter Port today. 

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Posted by Robert Williams on
Seems like the whole idea wasn't thought out properly. The administration costs involved must be huge in comparison to the previous 'free' collection system.
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