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Check your bin night over the holiday

Check your bin night over the holiday

Friday 22 December 2023

Check your bin night over the holiday

Friday 22 December 2023

Waste collection teams and the recycling centre are gearing up for the busiest period of the year – with households asked to check bin collection nights over the coming days as they may have changed from the ordinary schedule.

Guernsey Waste is asking the public to check their bin night for the next two weeks, or to contact parishes for their arrangements.

You can do so on the government website HERE.

The recycling centre at Longue Hougue will be open for drop-offs until 11:00 on Christmas Eve, when it will shut for two days. 

It will also unusually open on a Thursday the week of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, closing on the latter at midday. 

Waste Minimisation and Sustainability Manager Tina Norman-Ross said while many are putting their feet up for the holiday, waste teams will be working to collect rubbish from every house in the island. 

“We should perhaps spare a thought for, and maybe raise a glass to, all the parish collection crews and the staff at the various waste sites, as this is their busiest time of the year,” she said.

“Each week we pick up more than 170 tonnes of materials for recycling – food waste, paper, cardboard, plastic, tins, cartons and glass. That is even more than the weight of an adult blue whale.

“We are encouraging everyone to be conscious of what they are producing, and reduce, reuse and recycle as much as they can - last year we recycled more than 68% of our household waste which is a phenomenal achievement and puts us up there with the very best.’’

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