Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The island’s new Household Reuse and Recycling Centre is now open at La Collette. The site replaces the Household Recycling Centre at Bellozanne which is now closed.

If you’ve not been down to visit the site yet then the first difference you’ll notice is the Acorn Reuse Centre.  The Department for Infrastructure who run the centre have partnered with local charity Acorn so you can drop off anything and everything that could be reused by someone else.

The site includes all of the household recycling and waste facilities you’ll be familiar with, but with far easier drive through access and parking in front of the drop off points. Which means that you’ll no longer experience any delays caused by the department collecting recycling banks as there is separate access for customer and operational traffic.

Emma Richardson-Calladine is the Recycling Manager at the Department for Infrastructure she explains how the site has been developed “We have brought the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ message to life to encourage customers to think differently about waste.  Customers will notice the cladding created by Ian Rolls that uses reclaimed materials and colourful items collected from local school children that otherwise would have been thrown away.

Reused and recycled items have also been used in the site’s construction, for example the building takes its shape from the steel frame saved from the demolition of the Jersey Potteries building in Gorey and recycled aggregate, glass, tyres and timber have also been included in the build. The site is powered from the nearby Energy from Waste facility and also includes photovoltaic panels and rainwater harvesting to meet the facility’s needs.”

All of the island’s waste management facilities are being relocated to La Collette to create a  Recycling Park.  This will not only have many operational benefits for the Department but will also enable customers to see how their waste and recycling is being managed. For example, when you’re traveling to the new Household Reuse and Recycling Centre you will drive past the commercial composting facility and see construction waste being reprocessed to create recycled aggregate, it’s a real hive of activity down here and definitely worth a visit to see the amazing work being done.

The new Household Reuse and Recycling Centre is open Monday – Saturday 7.30am-4.15pm and Sunday 8am-12.45pm. Customers making their first visit should look for the Recycling Park road signs and then follow the directional banners at La Collette.

More information about the new site can be found at www.gov.je/recycling or find Rethink your Waste Jersey on Facebook.

They accept the following household waste and recyclables:

batteries

bulky waste

car batteries

cardboard

cooking oil

cooling appliances

electricals

engine oil

fire extinguishers

flammable pressurised canisters

flat glass

hardcore and rubble

household and garden chemicals

kitchen waste

laptops, tablets and PDAs

large appliances

metal packaging

metals

mixed glass (bottles and jars)

mixed light bulbs and tubes

mixed textiles and clothes

mobile phones

non-flammable pressurised canisters

non-recyclable hardcore and rubble

paint

paper

plasterboard

plastic bottles

printer cartridges

smoke alarms

soil

spectacles

telephone directories

tvs and monitors