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Kerbside scheme 'not worth 1m'

The cost of a Guernsey-wide kerbside recycling scheme would not be justified by the results, say waste chiefs.

Guernsey's public services department said a new scheme could cost more than 1m and would only see a minimal increase in recycling.

Instead, the department will improve recycling sites and encourage more islanders and businesses to recycle.

More than 5,000 items were scavenged from the Longue Hougue waste site in the last year.

Guernsey recycling officer Tina Norman-Ross told BBC News: "People get shelves for their fridge and bits for their computers.

"A friend even took away a concrete mixer which she has turned into a compost mixer."



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