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Waste Disposal & Recycling

We encourage islanders to reduce waste, and provide services and facilities that make it easy to reuse and recycle.

  • Household Bin Collections

    • Every household has a weekly collection for general rubbish.

    • To find out what day your collection is contact States Works.

  • Household Waste & Recycling Centre (Impot)

    • The Impot is where you can take everyday household items for reuse, recycling or disposal.

    • When you arrive you will be met by one of our friendly site staff. They will have a look at what you are bringing and let you know where to drop them off.

    • Opening Hours
      Monday to Friday: 8am - 2pm
      Saturday: 9am - 1pm
      Telephone: 01481 824030

    • Items accepted:

      • Batteries - household & car

      • Bikes

      • Bric a brac

      • Building waste (including rubble, plasterboard, fibre glass, roofing materials etc.)

      • All electronics - except TVs & Fridges & Freezers

      • Paint tins

      • Pallets

      • Scrap metal

      • Tyres

      • All wood

      • Vehicles (with scrapping notice)

      • We do NOT accept ASBESTOS. For futher advice contact States Works.

  • Household Waste Recycling Centre (Crabby)

    • We encourage islanders to reduce waste, and recycle as much as possible.

    • Items accepted for recycling:

      • Aluminium (drinking cans, empty aerosols, bottle screw caps, foil & foil trays) 

      • Batteries - household only

      • Cardboard (brown paper including Amazon packaging paper, bags & brown/grey packing paper, brown envelopes & padded envelopes, thin card packaging, cardbord boxes, greetings cards with no glitter)

      • Clear plastics (Bubble wrap, polythene (clear & clean) etc)

      • Clothing, shoes & textiles

      • Fridges & freezers

      • Glass (drinking bottles, glasses, vases, etc)

      • Paper (paper including white bags & envelopes, newspapers, magazines, shredded paper in a bag) Please note brown paper goes in Cardboard

      • Plastic bottles & rigid plastics (e.g. clean plastic containers, drinking plastic bottles)

      • Other Plastrics (including padded envelopes)

      • Polystyrene

      • Steel (tin cans, steel aerosols, beer caps, jar lids)

      • TV & computer screens

  • Green Waste Site (Mannez)

    • The Green Waste Site is open to the public 24/7.

    • This site is for Green Waste Only. Please do not fly tip.

  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    • Many unwanted household items that are still in good condition can be given a new lease of life by someone else. Reusing these items stops them ending up as waste. 

    • Places to consider for reuse:

      • Age Concern Charity Shop, Victoria Street

      • Tripsfund  07781422782

      • Various Charity Jumble Sales

      • Salvation Army

      • Facebook Alderney Buy & Sell

    • Recycling is the next best option, as it ensures we take maximum advantage of materials that we cannot either reuse or prevent becoming wasting in the first place. It has many benefits, including saving energy. 

    • For example, to make an aluminium can from recycled material uses 95% less energy than to manufacturer it from raw material. The energy saved from recycling just one glass bottle would power a TV for 1½ hours. 

    • Similarly, recycling also reduces demand for finite natural resources, and the energy needed to mine or extract raw materials where they naturally occur, and transport them around the world for processing