Kerbside recycling of paper and cardboard (white bags) or plastics and cans (blue bags) alternates weekly as does 'black sack' residual waste (with the correct sticker on it) and glass for recycling. Food waste caddies can be left out weekly. The current week’s collections can be found on gov.gg (recycling icon top of page).
Please remember when putting rubbish/recycling out for collection that you need to do it the night before as our contractor picks up very early on the day of collection.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
Guernsey's waste strategy, which underpins the Vale Douzaine’s refuse collection programme, encourages islanders to reduce waste and provides services and facilities that make it easier to reuse and recycle.
Many unwanted household items that are still in good condition can be given a new lease of life by someone else. They can be donated to charity shops, or dropped off at the Longue Hougue recycling facility.
Reusing these items stops them ending up as waste and the amount that we all recycle has a significant effect on the life of the tip at Mont Cuet.
The Vale Douzaine is keen to encourage recycling where possible. For full details of all of the island’s recycling initiatives, visit the States of Guernsey website
Recycling sites in the parish
The main ones in the Vale are:
- Chouet Headland
- Douzaine room car park (Salvation Army - clothing, books etc)
- La Banque Imbert, Bordeaux (glass and cans)
A number of bins have been placed in coastal car parks for everyday litter.
Arrangements are made by the Vale Douzaine for the regular collection of refuse throughout the Parish on a weekly basis.
Collection days vary according to area, details of which can be obtained from the Douzaine Room. (see Refuse Days and Routes page)
The cost of collection is charged to parish ratepayers through the refuse rate. How much this is and what influences it is approved as part of the overall budget, at the Parish Meeting. (see forthcoming dates under Douzaine)
Wheelie bins are becoming more popular, and can still be used under the new refuse arrangements. However, any sacks left inside them need to be of the correct size and properly stickered (up to 50 litres or up to 90 litres) before the contractor can collect them. Please note that any recycling should be left alongside a wheelie bin if used for residual waste.
Opening times of Islandwide waste and recycling points can be found here