Some waste collections will change over the holidays
ALTERNATIVE arrangements will be in place for some recycling and bin collections over Christmas and New Year, see panel below.
Recycling officer Tina Norman-Ross said: ‘Obviously, we hope islanders will reduce, reuse and recycle as much as they can over the festive period.
‘We are really proud of islanders’ recycling efforts. We now pick up around 120 tonnes of materials for recycling every week. That is the equivalent to the weight of an adult blue whale – the largest animal on the planet.’
There will be extra bring bank collections until Christmas Eve, and the team will be out again from 27 December onwards.
‘The guys who service these sites are having a two-day break over Christmas so we would ask people just to be patient.
‘If you find the bins are full, please don’t leave stuff on the ground, because that really does cause problems. Please, hold onto it for another day.
‘All bring bank materials or kerbside bags can also be taken to the Longue Hougue recycling centre.
‘So if anyone can’t keep hold of items until their next collection they can drop them off there.
‘It will be closed for the bank holidays, but next week we are opening for an extra day on Thursday, when the site is normally shut.
Mrs Norman-Ross said that they were not just targeting Christmas packaging.
‘Anyone who is making space for all the wonderful gifts they hope to receive and needs to clear old, unwanted items should think about a trip to Longue Hougue.
‘A lot of items can be dropped off there for recycling, or if suitable may be given a new lease of life through our charity partner Go.’
The Longue Hougue recycling centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day but will be open for business as usual on the other days in between, and on Thursday 27 from 8am to 4pm.
Christmas week is a clear bag recycling week.
. Details of the changes are also available online at www.gov.gg/mybinnight, which has an address look-up facility so islanders can get up-to-date information.
. If your collection is normally a MONDAY night:St Peter Port and St Sampson’s Wednesday night (26th)All other parishes Sunday night (23rd)
. If your collection is normally a TUESDAY night:St Peter Port and St Sampson’s Wednesday night (26th)Castel Friday night (28th)All other parishes Wednesday (26th)
. If your collection is normally a WEDNESDAY night:St Martin’s and Vale Thursday night (27th)All other parishes, collections as normal
. If your collection is normally a THURSDAY night:St Andrew’s and St Saviours Friday night (28th Dec)All other parishes, collections as normal