Refuse & Recycling

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Guernsey's waste strategy, which underpins the Vale Douzaine’s refuse collection programme, encourages islanders to reduce waste and provides services and facilities that make it easier to reuse and recycle.

Many unwanted household items that are still in good condition can be given a new lease of life by someone else. They can be donated to charity shops, or dropped off at the Longue Hougue recycling facility for other islanders to take away.

Reusing these items stops them ending up as waste and the amount that we all recycle has a significant effect on the life of the tip at Mont Cuet.

The Vale Douzaine is keen to encourage recycling where possible. For full details of all of the island’s recycling initiatives, visit the States of Guernsey website 

 Recycling Sites in the Parish

The main ones in the Vale are:

- Chouet Headland
- Douzaine room car park (Salvation Army - clothing, books etc)
- La Banque Imbert, Bordeaux (glass and cans)

A number of recycling bins have been placed in coastal car parks for everyday litter.


Refuse Collections

 Arrangements are made by the Vale Douzaine for the regular collection of refuse throughout the Parish on a weekly basis.

Collection days vary according to area, details of which can be obtained from the Douzaine Room (, or from here []. [Submarine - the document on old site will need to be hosted somewhere else]

The cost of collection and disposal is charged to parish ratepayers through the refuse rate. How much this is and what influences it is approved at the Parish Meeting, details of which can be found here.

Householders are limited to two bins or two sacks. Wheelie bins are becoming more popular, but only two bin sacks are allowed in each wheelie bin and no more than one wheelie bin can be used.

Information about kerbside recycling will be published here as soon as the details are finalised by the States of Guernsey. In the meantime, a trial period is currently in progress across the island.

 Opening times of Islandwide waste and recycling points can be found here