There are various waste services and facilities provided for you to make rubbish disposal as easily as possible. We have done all we can to provide sufficient opportunities for you to do your bit to help bring Guernsey's recycling up to 50 percent. On these pages you will find all the information you need to deal with your rubbish; both domestically and commercially.
When are my refuse bins collected?
Your bin collection day will depend on the area of the parish you live in. To find out when your collection date(s) is, then please contact the Parish Constables or visit the Parish website. The Parish Constables and Douzaines are:
- Vale Douzaine - +44 (0) 1481 244155 - email@example.com
- St Sampson's Constables - +44 (0) 1481 244130 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- St Peter Port Constables - +44 (0) 1481 720014 - email@example.com
- St Martin's Constables - +44 (0) 1481 238363 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Castel Douzaine - +44 (0) 1481 255644
- Forest Douzaine - +44 (0) 1481 264401
- St Andrew's Douzaine - +44 (0) 1481 237493
- St Pierre du Bois Douzaine - +44 (0) 1481 264638
- St Saviour Constables - +44 (0) 1481 263414 - email@example.com
- Torteval Douzaine - +44 (0) 1481 265287
Why do I pay refuse collection charges to the Parish?
Refuse collection and disposal is paid for by the charge of an annual rate (the "refuse rate") according the Law in Guernsey. The rate of the charge is set by the local areas or Parish administration - "Douzaines and Constables' Offices"
The Parish Constables are responsible for the organisation of parish refuse collections. The Douzaine, made up of its douzainiers (committee members) is responsible for proposing and charging the refuse collection rates.
The refuse rate is due on the first day of the year, or when the Royal Court authorises the parishes to collect the agreed rates.
The Parochial Collection of Refuse (Guernsey) Law, 2001 sets out the following refuse collection and rates requirements. In summary these are as follows:
1 Collection & disposal of refuse
2 Refuse rate
3 Applications to the Royal Court (by the Douzaine to charge a refuse rate)
4 Collection days
5 Private agreements not affected
The consolidated text of the Parochial Collection of Refuse (Guernsey) Law, 2001 is available by clicking here.
What do I do with bulky items?
There will often be items that are too large to go out with your household rubbish. For these items there is a 'bulk refuse' service where we take away up to five large items at a time for a small charge of £15. We also help dispose of old worn vehicles. If you can transport your vehicle to the scrapyard yourself (Guernsey Recycling), the service is free. Alteratively for a fee of £30.00 we can collect & deliver the vehicle (Collection is only possible for motorcycles, cars and small vans). For more information on the scheme please see Bulk Refuse.
How do I dispose of commercial quantities?
We try to encourage businesses to recycle as much as possible so that as little as possible ends up in landfill. There are numerous sites around the Island that will recycle commercial waste. Please see Commercial Waste for more information on where to recycle commercial waste.
How can I recycle?
Across the Island there are numerous facilities for recycling and we encourage people to do as much as they can to recycle so that we can reduce the amount of waste going into landfill. Throughout the Island there are bring bank sites where you can take your plastics, cardboard, tins & cans, glass, paper, cartons, textiles, books, videos and CDs. For more information on where these bring bank sites are and what can be recycled please see where can I recycle.
For more information on Recycling sites please see Recycling
What else can I do?
In addition to recycling there is more that can be done to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. Activities such as Composting, charity shop donations and E-cycling can be used to divert materials from landfill. For more information on these please see the relevant pages or contact the Recycling Officer.