Thursday 30 March 2017
THE Longue Hougue recycling facility will be making the most of the extra daylight hours as it moves to the summer opening times from this weekend.
From 1 April the site will be open from 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 5pm on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.
Senior Manager Waste, Sarah Robinson, said the changeover was timely.
"At this time of year we start to think about getting ready for summer. It's often a time when we clear the clutter and have a good spring clean. A lot the things we may have no more use for, such as old electrical items and large plastic toys can be taken to Longue Hougue and we might be able to find a new home for them," she said.
The Longue Hougue facility accepts a wide range of items, from electrical equipment and appliances to rubble and old bricks. Items in good condition can be found a new home, and more than 1000 tonnes of material was also recycled through the site last year.
Planning permission has been approved for a new, purpose built Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Longue Hougue. This would replace the current temporary facility, and will feature a concrete base and fully constructed access ways. This is expected to be built next year, and for the time being it will be business as usual.
The current site will remain in operation until sometime after Easter. It will then move temporarily to another area of Longue Hougue, further to the north.
"We will let islanders know when the changes are going to happen, and for now it is business as usual at the current location," said Miss Robinson.
The Chouet green waste site will also close an hour later on weekends over the summer. It will now be open from 8am to 5pm on Saturday, Sunday, and bank holidays, and 7am to 4pm on weekdays.
Both the Longue Hougue recycling facility and the Chouet green waste site are closed on Liberation Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Items that can go to Longue Hougue include:-
Bricks and blocks
CDs and DVDs
Low energy light bulbs
Oil - cooking or engine
Wooden furniture, doors