Longue Hougue Recycling Facility will be temporarily closed for improvement

Guernsey's Longue Hougue Recycling site
Image caption The States of Guernsey said the site needed to be improved following damage from the winter storms

The Longue Hougue Recycling Facility will close for one week so repairs and improvements can be made to the site.

The facility is due to close on 4 August and reopen on 9 August while staff from the Public Services Department make the alterations.

Recycling officer Tina Norman-Ross said the covered area, installed in September 2012, was damaged by winter storms and needed to be improved.

A total of 2,172 tonnes of material went through the site in the last year.

Out of this 185 tonnes could not be recycled or reused and was sent to landfill.

Mrs Norman-Ross said: "The covered area, installed in September 2012, has made a big difference ensuring reusable items are kept in good condition.

"However, the winter weather, including record-breaking gales and heavy rain has left it rather worse for wear - so now it needs replacing."

She said in 2013 more than 57,000 vehicles visited the site and more than 1,200 tonnes of material had been recycled via the facility.

Image caption The covered area of the site was installed in September 2012

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