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Sunday 03 February 2019

Start stickering!

From today any black bag of rubbish that is put out for collection has to have a sticker on it, or you face being fined.

The new waste strategy is now fully in force with a pay as you throw charge coming into play this week for all households.

The stickers - which are claimed to be tamper proof - will cost £2.50 for a 90l bag or £1.40 for a 50l one. You can buy them from shops across Guernsey.

Above: The Express team had a chance to try out the new stickers before they went on sale, and we couldn't peel them off any bags in one piece or without ripping the bag itself.

Reminders have been sent out to all householders to start using the stickers from today, also advising that those who produce the most rubbish will have to pay the most. 

While there isn't a limit on the number of black bags any household can leave out for collection, they are now only being picked up once a fortnight in most parishes, while some of the more densely populated parts of St Peter Port have a weekly collection service.

Each black bag needs a sticker on it or the bin men have been told to leave them on the road side.

waste stickers

Pictured: Leaflets have gone out to homes this week. 

The first households to be affected are town residents who usually have their waste collected on a Sunday night. Their bags will need to have stickers on if they are to be taken away tonight.

Homes in most other parishes will also have black bags collected this week, while residents in St Sampsons and other parts of St Peter Port won't experience using their stickers for the first time until next week. 

Pictured top: Reminders have been sent out ahead of the stickers coming into use this week. 



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