Kerbside recycling and outdated parish systems

Every parish should have monthly kerbside recycling collections.

I've just moved to St Clement and I can't believe that the second most densley populated parish does not offer this service. 

I believe a small group of parishioners voted AGAINST introducing the scheme at a Parish Assembly not long ago!

This group is NOT representative of the parish population, it is totally undemocratic.

I can't find any information online via the totally outdated parish website about how I can express my interest to introduce the scheme as suggests I do- 

The website says: "If you live in a parish that doesn't have a kerbside recycling collection, contact your parish hall and let us know that you're interested in recycling."

When searching on the parish website, nothing comes up under community services when I search recycling. 

I use the bins availble at Rue Du Pres or Holme Grown but that involves me driving to them which probably outwieghs any good done from recycling a couple of cardboard boxes. Makes me not want to bother at all. 




Why the contribution is important

Recycling is a habit we should all practice.

It makes us more aware of the products we are using and the waste that comes from those products.

They aren't just thrown away and forgotten about.

by Wanderlust100 on February 02, 2021 at 12:54PM

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  • Posted by lisanoel1968 February 02, 2021 at 20:22

    An Island wide recycling collection should be implemented and our 6% recycling levels are so disheartening!! Guernsey recycling levels are so much higher why haven’t we adopted the same scheme
  • Posted by philipjohnson February 02, 2021 at 22:13

    We recycle, but our neighbours don't. We have some kerbside, ever two weeks which is great. No glass collection at all, but that hopefully will change by 2022. Its about time the mixed bin collection moved to every 3 or 4 weeks, with weekly recycling, this would force a change, and save a lot of carbon emissions from the waste incinerator.
  • Posted by Kat February 04, 2021 at 16:55

    Quite agree. St Clements only has bottle collection. I see businesses with loads of cardboard just going to the furnace via the dustbin men. It should be mandatory island wide.
  • Posted by SimonLanglois February 07, 2021 at 14:18

    In the interests of economy of scale, perhaps an islandwide kerbside recycling system should be considered. Managed centrally for efficiency, local/parish based contractors could still do the work (tender process?) but the current hotch potch 'system' of every parish doing its own thing doesn't work for everyone. We don't need 12 different recycling organisations.

    Currently in St. Brelade, we have a good but limited recycling service for glass, paper/card, plastic and metal. Through our Parish Climate Change Action Group (chaired by the Connetable), we're looking to expand it. If you live in a parish that doesn't have recycling, then get support (perhaps through a Parishioners' FB group) and make it happen.
  • Posted by SheenaBrockie February 10, 2021 at 00:45

    Guernsey are consistently in the top three jurisdictions in Europe for their recycling rates. The reason why? Recycling is free and collected from homes, black bin waste is charged on a per bag basis - the more you recycle the Less you pay. Our Waste Strategy is overdue for an update and I think this is one model that will get people seriously rethinking their waste habits.

    I also agree that having separate recycling schemes for each parish is ridiculous. We only have one hospital, one sewage system - why do we need 12 complicated, and sometime inefficient, systems for waste!
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