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New waste disposal centre to open at Longue Hougue

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A new waste and recycling facility is set to open at Longue Hougue in Guernsey on Tuesday.

The new centre is replacing the temporary one which has been operating at the site for the past 11 years.

The Guernsey Waste Operations Manager has said it will be a major improvement, allowing islanders to drop off items for reuse, recycling or disposal.

The current site and the ones before it were always intended as temporary facilities, until all the waste management facilities at Longue Hougue could be properly developed...The new Household Waste & Recycling Centre is a vast improvement. We have proper access roads and hard surfacing throughout the site, so no more potholes and mud. Plus it provides drop off facilities for all the materials that we currently collect for recycling, as well as for general household waste, all in one place.

– Sarah Robinson, Guernsey Waste Operations Manager

The new centre will still have a reuse element which will allow islanders to to see if items are still in a good or repairable condition to be given a new lease of life.

People will also be able to take any materials that are currently collected through bottle banks and the kerbside. That includes scrap metal, polythene, old electrical appliances, bicycles, batteries, rigid plastic, and ceramics.

The centre will be open on weekdays between 8am and 4pm except on Thursdays when it will be closed for cleaning and maintenance.

It also opens at 8am on weekends, closing at 4pm on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday.