Household Recycling In Guernsey Reaches 50% Target

Guernsey_landscape_2_(1993)Local authority collected recycling for households in Guernsey has reached 50% for the first time, according to figures for the 12 months ending March 2015. 

50.2% of Guernsey’s domestic waste is being recycling, meaning the States has now achieved its target of achieving the figure it set itself in 2010

It will now go on to aim for its next target of 60% by 2018, and then 70% by 2025.

“We are hopeful that we may soon be able to add glass to the kerbside scheme, and we are still looking potentially at separate food waste collections”

Public Services Minister Scott Ogier said: “We have been working towards this for some years so clearly it is satisfying for the island to have finally achieved the 50% target.

“This is a fantastic achievement that islanders can be proud of, and we all have a part to play in looking to make further increases.

“We are hopeful that we may soon be able to add glass to the kerbside scheme, and we are still looking potentially at separate food waste collections.”

Public Services for the States believe kerbside recycling is behind the rise, which has been running in the island for over 12 months.

Introduction of the collection system has seen a 60-70% fall in the amount of material collected from “bring banks” – where household items can be dropped off for recycling.

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