Recycling and Waste ServicesSèrvices d’Èrcycliéthie et d’Salop’thies
Changes for 2024
The Parish of St Saviour has proudly offered a comprehensive household recycling collection service since its initiation in October 2019. We also offer Glass Recycling and General Waste Collections.
Paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and household metal packaging are collected for recycling.
Glass Recycling is also collected separately once a month.
Information on how to use the Parish kerbside recycling collection and what you can and cannot recycle can be found below.
Kerbside recycling will be collected from your doorstep twice monthly by our dedicated recycling team, please make sure your rubbish and recycling is out before 6am, on the day of your collection.
Your Parish recycling collection
Our service encompasses the collection of various recyclable materials, including paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, and household metal packaging.
We would like to inform you of some upcoming changes to the Parish’s recycling operations, which will take effect from 1 January 2024. After conducting a thorough review of our recycling scheme, we have decided to return to a two-bag system;
The Parish provides householders with two recycling bags:
- Clear Bags: will be used for the recycling of steel tins, aluminium cans, and plastic bottles. We kindly request that you utilise blue bags for these specific recyclables.
- Blue Bags: will be designated for the recycling of light card, paper, magazines, and envelopes. Please ensure that these materials are placed in blue bags for collection
Please visit any of the following locations to receive free recycling bags (for St Saviour households only):
- Parish hall
- Parish Depot
- Morrisons Longueville & Grands Vaux
- Waitrose Rue des Pres
- Co-Op Maufant, Five Oaks & Grands Marche
Please put your recycling bags out the night before your collection day as our recycling team start collections early.
If you would like to recycle in between collections, please bring your recycling bags to the Recycling Centre at the Parish Depot in Rue de Pres trading estate.
More information on what you can and cannot recycle can be found in the next section.
When’s my collection?
Your recycling will be collected twice a month, to find out dates of your collection, please see our recycling calendar above.
It is very important that you only use the recycling bags for the things we can recycle.
Shredded paper: We do not collect shredded paper but it can be taken to Abbey Waste in Rue de Pres trading estate for recycling.
Scrunch test: If you are unsure if wrapping paper or a food wrapper can be recycled, do the scrunch test: Scrunch the wrapper in your hand – if it springs back open put it in your rubbish bin as we cannot recycle it.
If you are unsure if something can be recycled, please leave it out and contact us.
The Parish collects household glass once a month for recycling. Please see the recycling calendar below to find out the dates of your collection.
You will need your own clearly labelled glass bin; we strongly recommend a wheelie bin as these are much safer for the glass collectors to empty – These can be provided by the Parish FREE of charge
Glass can only be recycled if it’s free from all other materials, including plastic bags. Before recycling your glass bottles and jars, you should:
- rinse them
- remove corks, caps or lids
- remove plastic labels (paper labels can be left on)
- You can recycle broken glass bottles and jars.
We cannot collect lightbulbs, flat glass such as mirrors, windows and sheet glass, electronic/electrical goods and ceramics such as plates and cups. These items can be taken to the Household Reuse and Recycling Centre at La Collette.
Do not throw away glass in your general rubbish bin as it cannot be processed at the Energy Recovery Facility. Glass will melt during the incineration process, cool and then set. It must be removed manually and can cause severe mechanical problems.
Where does your glass go?
Your glass is taken to the recycling contractor at La Collette. Here it can made into an aggregate material and some is sent to the UK for processing at a glass recycling facility.
Your recycling is delivered to Abbey Waste, a company providing recycling services based in the parish. Abbey Waste receive and export recycling for the Government of Jersey and you can be confident that all of the parish’s recycling will be recycled.
Paper and cardboard are sent to a recycler in the UK. They are used to make recycled card products such as packaging and the covers for hard back books.
Bottles are sent to a UK recycling plant where they are cut into small pieces and melted down to create recycled plastic. They will be used to make a range of products made from recycled plastic such as garden furniture and PVC window frames.
Household metal packaging such as food and drink cans are sent to a recycler where they are separated into aluminium and steel. The metals are sent to the UK to be melted down and processed to create new cans and other metal goods.
The Parish recycling bags are made from recycled material and are also recyclable. We can only recycle the bags if they are clean so please make sure the items you recycle are clean and empty.
Your rubbish collection
Your general rubbish will be collected once a week
You will need your own wheelie or regular bin to leave outside your home for collection.
You can purchase bins from several retailers across the Island, we recommend wheelie bins as these are much safer for the refuse collectors to empty.
Items we won’t collect
Please note that there are specific items we cannot accept for general rubbish collection, including:
- large household appliances
- televisions and electrical goods
- solvent-based paints and chemicals
Additionally, the following items should not be placed in your rubbish bin:
- glass – use the Parish glass collection
- electrical/electronic goods
Our refuse and recycling collections are monitored and analysed on a monthly basis in order to measure and evaluate our performance, set targets and report.
Our data is also used to check that we are meeting the requirements of the Government of Jersey and helping to achieve the Island’s recycling targets.
In our ongoing effort to promote responsible waste management, it is crucial to highlight the significance of recycling and waste reduction practices. These actions not only contribute to cost savings but also have a far-reaching positive impact on the environment. By adhering to the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle, we collectively play a role in conserving valuable resources and minimizing our carbon footprint.
Recycling is a key component of sustainable waste management. It involves the conversion of used materials into new products, which conserves energy, reduces water consumption, and helps preserve finite resources on a global scale. While recycling is undeniably important, an even more effective approach is to minimise waste generation from the outset. Each one of us can make a meaningful contribution through various means:
- Smart Purchasing: Making informed and eco-conscious choices when shopping can significantly reduce waste. Consider buying only what you need, opting for products with minimal packaging, and choosing items with a longer lifespan.
- Reuse and Donation: Extend the life of products by reusing them whenever possible. Donating gently used items to charities or local organisations ensures that they continue to serve a purpose, reducing overall waste.
- Repair and Maintenance: Repairing items instead of discarding them is an eco-friendly practice. It not only saves money but also minimises waste by keeping goods in circulation.
- Upcycling: Transforming old or discarded items into new and creative pieces is a fun way to reduce waste. Upcycling gives a second life to objects that would otherwise end up in landfills.
From having damaged belongings repaired to donating clothing to charitable organisations, these actions collectively contribute to waste reduction. We all share the responsibility for the management of our waste and belongings we no longer need. Your participation in these efforts is greatly appreciated as we work together to enhance recycling and minimize waste in St Saviour.
There are a number of mini recycling centres or ‘bring banks’ in the parish and around the island. Details can be found here:
A Household Reuse and Recycling Centre and Household Garden Waste Reception are available at La Collette. Details can be found here:
More information about how to reduce, reuse and recycle
Use the Recycling Finder tool provided by the Government of Jersey to find out how to reduce, reuse and recycle different items. Link to: