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Recycling made easy at Guernsey Airport

Guernsey Airport Recycling Scheme

A brand new recycling scheme has been implemented at Guernsey Airport to encourage passengers to recycle their rubbish.

The scheme is being sponsored by Amalgamated Facilities Management (AFM) and comprised the installation of several dedicated recycling stations around the airport. The recycling stations are compact and are capable of collecting paper, magazines, plastic bottles and general waste all in one unit.

Guernsey Airport Deputy Director, Ashley Nicholas, said:

“Guernsey Airport has been recycling these items since 2007, but the new bins, kindly supplied by AFM, are more visible and we hope will encourage the 900,000 passengers using the terminal each year to recycle as much as they can.

“This is a perfect example of how the public and private sectors can work together to bring real benefits for the island and we want to thank AFM for their support.”

With the scheme now in place, the airport’s cleaning contractor collects the recyclables from the new stations and transfers them to much larger containers, which are then emptied by the Airport’s refuse contractor. In addition, cardboard, glass and tetra-packs are also being recycled by all airport departments and business partners at the Guernsey site.

Public Services Recycling Officer, Tina Norman-Ross, said:

“Public Services appreciate AFM’s commitment to providing this facility and to recycling in general as it is important for companies of all sizes to embrace the island’s efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. By sponsoring this facility AFM is helping Public Services to promote recycling at one of the main gateways into Guernsey.”

The introduction of the new recycling bins at the airport is the latest in AFM’s programme of community support schemes throughout 2012. The company has already undertaken a regular maintenance programme at La Vallette Bathing Pools to ensure that all four pools are clean and clear for bathers and has agreed to provide ongoing maintenance, worth more than £30,000, to Les Bourgs Hospice for the next two years.


AFM Joint Managing Director, Darren Etasse, said:
“As a growing local business, we believe that companies need to do all they can to keep Guernsey the special place it is. Reducing the amount of waste we send to Mont Cuet is vital to the island’s future and so AFM was more than happy to support Guernsey Airport and Public Services Department in its efforts to increase recycling at the airport.”

With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, AFM is the Channel Islands’ leading facilities management and building services company. The company is one of nine leading businesses within the Garenne Group and serves more than 450 premises with rapid first-time-fix services.

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