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Glass recycling and food waste collections are set to be introduced in 2018

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Thursday 01 June 2017

Plans to include glass in kerbside recycling and introduce a separate collection for food waste during 2018 are being discussed with the parishes.

The proposals are part of the implementation of the island's waste strategy.  The changes to waste collection are intended to coincide with the commissioning of a new waste transfer station are Longue Hougue, which will receive and process waste prior to export.

Around 1,800 tonnes of glass a year is currently collected through bring banks.  Until recently, this was crushed on-island for use in local construction projects.  However the downturn in the building industry has seen a lack of demand for this material, and earlier this year a stockpile of around 2,500 tonnes had built up at Longue Hougue. 

Glass is therefore now being exported to the UK for recycling, following a successful trial, and operators are being invited to submit prices for a longer term contract. 

Separately collected food waste will in future be pre-processed at the transfer station, but will then undergo a different method of treatment to other black bag waste.  Both will be exported to specialist facilities, and used to generate electricity.  

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