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Recycling process (FOI)

Recycling process (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 28 October 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


When Islanders recycle, what actually happens to the glass, paper, cardboard, metal and so on that is taken to the recycling stations on the Island or collected by the Parish refuse collectors?


The Department for Infrastructure, Housing and Environment manages a supply chain that receives and processes the recyclables separately collected from its household and commercial reception sites at La Collette, the Island wide network of recycling ‘bring banks’ also known as mini recycling centres and the household recycling collections delivered by the Parishes of St John, St Mary, Trinity, St Lawrence, St Brelade and St Peter.

The information you have requested is partially exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 because the information is already accessible to you on  using the following links.

Glass: Glass recycling

Paper: More paper information

Cardboard: More cardboard information

Metal: More can information

Batteries: More battery information

Plastic bottles: More plastic bottle information

Summary of above plus other recycled materials: Waste management statistics

St Helier and St Saviour also provide household recycling collections, but the recyclables collected are received and exported directly by the Parish of St Helier.  

Therefore, information relating to St Helier and St Saviour household recycling collections is not held by the Government of Jersey and Article 10 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.

Further information may be held by these parishes so you may wish to send your request in writing directly to:  

or to:

Parish FOI, East Wing, RJA & HS, Trinity, JE3 5JP

You can also find out more about making an FOI request to the parishes at  

Article applied

Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

Article 10 Obligation of scheduled public authority to confirm or deny holding information

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), if –

(a) a person makes a request for information to a scheduled public authority; and

(b) the authority does not hold the information, it must inform the applicant accordingly.

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