PUBLIC Services will consider turning the Longue Hougue Marina into a permanent berth to export the island’s waste.
However, minister Paul Luxon said the idea would not be given proper attention for a number of years.
It was suggested in a report by sustainability consultant Ricardo-AEA, commissioned by the department to examine export options for a predicted 28,000 tonnes of residual waster per year.
It said that developing a permanent berth – in the same location used for Lagan’s temporary structure for the import of aggregate – would have a number of benefits.
These included the ability to load waste onto barges directly from Longue Hougue.
Current plans are that there will be six to eight vehicle movements a day taking waste from Longue Hougue to Griffiths Yard. There would then be 10 or 12 shipments a year from St Sampson’s Harbour to the chosen jurisdiction.