In St Andrew, refuse and recycling should be put out on Thursday evenings by 9.45p.m.
The States now requires householders to attach a prepaid, refuse charge sticker to every bag of “black bag” refuse put out for collection – £1.62 for 50 litre bags and £2.92 for 90 litre bags.
NB – There is no restriction on the number of black bags which you can put out on “black bag nights” provided that an appropriate sticker is attached to each bag; stickers are not required on recycling bags.
In addition to these charges, the Waste Authority makes an annual fixed charge; this was increased to £97.97 in 2022. Invoices for this are posted to all householders by the Waste Authority in February. If you live in social housing or rent privately, you may not see a bill, but your landlord may pass the charge on in rent.
The Parish only charges householders for the cost of collections and this charge is considered at the Parish meeting in the Spring.
For further information please go to:- https://gov.gg/recycling
In 2022, Guernsey Waste had a campaign regarding the safe disposal of dangerous waste (from batteries, electronics, aerosols, gas canisters and flares). The sole purpose of this campaign was to point out the highly explosive and dangerous nature of these items and how they should be disposed of safely and NOT incorrectly in black bag waste. All these items are potentially explosive and flammable if damaged or pierced, and therefore pose a serious risk of fire, damage and injury not only to Guernsey Waste staff and the machinery at the Waste Transfer Station, but also to your independent waste collection contractors.
The first part of the campaign was targetted at boat owners replacing their flares. The campaign was called “Check before you chuck don’t leave it to luck”. Posters and flyers etc., were published in the media in March and April.
Parishioners are urged to keep a careful eye open for any instances of fly-tipping around the Island and to report these to the authorities; a successful prosecution can result in a fine of £20,000 and a criminal conviction for the guilty!TDN5805-Flares 'Hand Them In Not In The Bin' A5 Flyer