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Waste collections for Guernsey households announced

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All households in Guernsey will find out what night their waste and recycling will be collected today.

The island's new waste scheme will come into effect in a fortnight.

There will be separate collections for food waste and glass from 2nd September.

And general rubbish collections will be fortnightly instead of weekly and as a result, many islanders will see their bin night will change.

Collection nights will stay the same in Castel, Vale, Torteval, St Saviour's and Forest.

Information packs will be delivered to all Guernsey households today.

With the introduction of the new collections and the switch to fortnightly pick up of general refuse, everyone is going to see a change from September in terms of the materials they put out each week.

We therefore decided it was best to write to everyone to confirm their collection night, along with the calendar of what materials will be picked up each week.

Advisers will be out and about at various venues from Saturday to answer questions and a full list of times and places is also included in the pack.

That way, hopefully everyone will be ready for when the new arrangements come into effect next month.

– Tina Norman-Ross, Guernsey's Recycling Officer

The new household waste charges will not come into effect until the start of 2019.

Islanders will pay £2.50 per black bag of rubbish thrown away.

It is thought that it will cost households an average of £6 a week.

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