Mon 03 May 2021
The authority told douzaine representatives at its last regular meeting that new glass recycling bags have arrived in the island. These are white – so as to be more visible – and have more weight in the base, about twice as much. This will make them less prone to being blown away after emptying and they are much more durable. In all, the improvements should reduce the number of replacements provided. They are also slightly taller than the existing green bags, but less wide.
In addition, GW is to trial a silver-grey food waste caddy. These are more expensive for the authority to buy but the hope is that, by being more visible, fewer will be lost or run over thus saving money in the long run.
Something of interest to regular users of the Household Waste & Recycling Centre is that the authority is looking to reduce the wait at peak times there.
It says that as only some items require payment, this may take place at the point of disposal allowing free flow of vehicles to the other areas of the site.
Other news from the Waste Authority includes: