Guernsey States debate a new waste disposal plan

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Guernsey States have been debating how to dispose of the island's waste.

Recent proposals include sending waste off the island, but the infrastructure to do so would cost £24m (30m euro).

Deputy Laurie Queripel believes a new landfill site would be cheaper than exporting and could be more environmentally-friendly if people were encouraged to recycle more.

The Public Services department said, while it seemed a cheap, easy solution, it was "nowhere near our best option".

Mont Cuet landfill is currently the only site in use, but it is rapidly filling up.

Deputy Queripel said: "I don't think a landfill option has been considered enough."

No sites have the relevant permissions necessary but the Public Services department claimed it was theoretically possible for a landfill to occur at Les Vardes Quarry in St Sampson's.

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