Jersey

More St Helier homes can recycle as scheme is extended

More homes in St Helier can recycle unwanted waste as a kerbside recycling scheme is being extended.

There was a trial of the recycling scheme in La Pouquelaye in July 2010.

Following its success, it expanded to Mont Cochon and First Tower on 28 February, and to La Grande Route de St Jean, Valley Des Vaux and Trinity Hill on 18 April.

From Monday it will be extended to Havre des Pas, Mont Millais and part of South Hill.

Properties in the area will receive coloured bags and a leaflet explaining the scheme.

The recyclables will be collected once a fortnight on the same day as normal refuse is collected.

The Constable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft, said the scheme had been a huge success.

He said: "I think it is something that people have wanted to do for years and there has been a certain amount of frustration that Jersey has not been up to speed with many parts of Europe in terms of offering recycling that is almost second nature."

Since the scheme started, 47 tonnes of waste, including cardboard, paper, cans and plastic bottles have been sent to France to be recycled instead of being incinerated.

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