St Ouen to introduce kerbside recycling

ST Ouen is due to become the ninth parish to implement household kerbside recycling.

Picture: DAVID FERGUSON (31342527)
Picture: DAVID FERGUSON (31342527)

The decision was made following a parish assembly at which 25 of those who attended voted in favour of the idea, eight voted against and one abstained.

St Martin, St Clement and Grouville are now the only parishes without plans for such provisions – although communal re-usable waste banks are available in various locations

When the changes come into force in St Ouen, parishioners will be able to recycle paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and metal packaging.

Constable Richard Buchanan said: ‘I am delighted that parishioners have voted to make recycling easier for everyone in the parish. Even though our recycling banks at the parish depot are popular, many are unable to use these facilities. Now, the opportunity to recycle is accessible to all. We are hoping the scheme will start early in the new year.’

Infrastructure Minister Kevin Lewis said: ‘By agreeing to take part in household recycling collections more people will have the opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste. Our choices as individuals can make a difference as we change our behaviours and the way we think about waste. I’d like to thank parishioners for their time and commitment in helping to reduce waste and to recycle as much as possible. It’s another step towards saving the world’s precious resources.’

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