I undertook this project in 2014, to document the working process of how the re-cycling sites work in Guernsey. More interestingly the people and the action behind these recycling statistics. The jobs were very labour intensive as its a forever growing site. I spent a few months in and out of the site daily, to capture the working lives on the sites.
In the second quarter of 2010, more than 48% of household waste was recycled. It is currently forecast around 11,000 tonnes will be recycled this year, compared to less than 9,000 in 2009.
Household items recycled through the facility last year included around 460 tonnes of scrap metal, 35 tonnes of batteries, 260 tonnes of computer and other electrical equipment, and two tonnes of electrical cabling.