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No changes to New Year waste and recycling collections

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Saturday 25 December 2021

There will be no changes to waste and recycling collections post Christmas and over the New Year.

The festive holiday period usually means changes to collection nights for many households, due to the various Bank Holidays.  However with Christmas Day and New Year's Day falling on a Saturday this year there are no change to bin nights.  

Guernsey Waste recycling officer Tina Norman-Ross said Christmas and New Year is always a peak time for waste and recycling. 

"If we are lucky, most of us will get the opportunity to put our feet up for some time over the holiday. We should perhaps spare a thought for, and maybe raise a glass to, all the waste and recycling collection crews and the staff at the various waste sites, as this is one of their busiest times of the year." 

If anyone is unsure of what materials to put out each week, they can check at www.gov.gg/mybinnight

The Household Waste & Recycling Centre at Longue Hougue will be closed for the Christmas Bank Holidays, but will reopen on Wednesday 29th December.  Although the site is normally closed on Thursdays, it will remain open this week (30th December) to make up for the Bank Holidays. 

Drop off facilities for paper, cardboard, tins, cartons and plastics are also available at the bring bank sites at Longfrie, Rohais and Salerie Corner. 

Mrs Norman-Ross said it is important not to leave any items if the bins are full. 

"It is actually an offence to leave items on the ground, and it makes an awful mess.  It's just not worth it, since most items can now go into your kerbside recycling bags, and there is no limit on how many you can put out.

"If a bring bank is full, please take your items home again or to another site. It is only fair for the teams that clear the sites and keep them tidy all year round to have Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day off to spend with their families." 

Full opening times for all waste sites over the holiday period can be found at www.gov.gg/wasteopeningtimes.

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