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'Kerbside recycling will cost us our jobs'

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REFUSE collectors fear losing their jobs when kerbside recycling is introduced next year.

REFUSE collectors fear losing their jobs when kerbside recycling is introduced next year.

They have also warned that the scheme would cost islanders more than the current set-up.

Four small businesses handle rubbish collection for all of Guernsey - except St Peter Port, which is handled by States Works - but it has not been decided how they could be factored into the new kerbside collections.

Planning is under way for the new scheme, which is due to be introduced next November and would see dry recyclables and food waste collected from more than 25,000 households.

The Public Services Department has met parish representatives and waste contractors and acknowledged that concerns had been raised.

Bin collectors told the Guernsey Press they feared the changes would cost them their refuse rounds.

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