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Tip could now last until 2020 (new charges)

Post by GD on Wed 20 Aug 2008, 2:43 pm

MONT CUET’S life could be extended to 2020 if current filling rates are maintained, the latest figures suggest.
The Public Services Department’s quarterly report into waste management showed that while recycling remained stable, the amount of rubbish going to landfill this year was likely to be about 37,000 tonnes – a reduction of more than 6,000 tonnes in 2007.
‘Recent inputs to Mont Cuet landfill site are significantly lower than in previous years,’ said a department spokesman.
‘If inputs were to be sustained at the current rate, it is estimated the remaining space would take an additional five years to fill when compared with average filling rates, meaning the site would then have a life expectancy of 12 years, closing in 2020.’
The report said that had been partly due to the commissioning of a shredder, which meant green waste could be excluded from the figures.
‘This material is now being processed on site in windrows to form a soil conditioner for use on land for both the general public and the commercial sector,’ the spokesman said.
However, based on previous the average filling rate, Mont Cuet is supposedly set to be full in seven years. Increased recycling would help the situation, but figures for the second quarter of this year show that is not happening.
Up to the end of June, recycling was at 36.5% including green waste and 30.8% excluding it. (from thisisguernsey)

They should of kept quite about this, it means our wonderful States will think they got even longer, before they have to decide what to do....


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Post by Digger on Wed 20 Aug 2008, 7:15 pm

Its not bad news but we must not be complacent , we need kerbside recycling ASAP . The idea of using the green waste as a soil conditioner is a good one but should have been implemented years ago ,i still say we do need a incinerator but not the monster the numpties want.


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Post by kat on Wed 20 Aug 2008, 9:10 pm

It will last even longer if they dont put that bloody fire out
Is this a cheap incinerator!
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Post by Digger on Sun 04 Jan 2009, 10:02 am

Dumping of waste in Guernsey has become more expensive.

Contaminated loads containing items like PVC windows, metal and
corrugated cardboard went up on Saturday to £189 per tonne from £108.

The charge for other industrial or commercial waste will go up from £120 per tonne to £126.90.

The charge for commercial recyclable materials at the Fontaine
waste segregation facility has remained unchanged at £40 per tonne.

This is a third less than the standard landfill
charge for refuse contractors at Mont Cuet and is aimed at encouraging
more businesses to recycle.



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Post by saumarez donkey on Fri 16 Jan 2009, 3:15 pm

I was working near the tip recently,and despite the increased charges massive amounts of contaminated loads were still being dumped.The waste contractors just pass on the extra costs to their customers.Its up to these customers to reduce their waste and packaging at source.
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