04 December 2019
From Monday 9 December, homes in St Peter will receive a recycling collection for paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and metal packaging.
The Parish of St Peter voted to introduce a household recycling collection in July and since then the Parish, Premier Waste Management and the Department for Growth, Housing and Environment have been working to deliver the scheme to St Peter residents.
Every home has been provided with a set of recycling boxes or, for homes that share bin storage, a set of recycling bins.
Parishioners are asked to put out a different coloured recycling box or bin every week for collection. The first collection which starts next week is for paper and cardboard which is collected in the blue box or labelled bin.
Connétable Richard Vibert said: “I am delighted to be launching this scheme in St Peter. This is a small but very powerful contribution that everyone in the Parish can make towards more sustainable island living. It is the right thing to do and I will be putting my recycling box out for collection this week and in the weeks to come.”
Infrastructure Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis said: “Congratulations to St Peter for making recycling so much easier for every parish home. This now means that eight of the twelve parishes are bringing recycling to the doorsteps of their residents and we are one step closer to all homes receiving a recycling collection.”
A leaflet explaining the new household recycling collection has been delivered to every Parish home and information is available from the Parish Hall and online