10 per cent recycling increase in Guernsey

Posted on 11th February, 2011

Guernsey’s household recycling figures for 2010 have just been released and show a significant increase.

12,122 tonnes of household waste was recycling during the year, up from 8,774 tonnes during 2009.

However, the figures also revealed that the amount of household waste produced rose by 2,000 tonnes in the same period..

Public Services Deputy Minister Scott Ogier said: “Excluding paper, recycling has more than doubled since 2007 and increased more than six-fold since 2000.

“We reached our target of 50 per cent recycling in the third quarter of 2010 and are on track to maintaining or increasing the amount we recycle.”