Guernsey Waste Transfer Station

It was a topic debated in Guernsey since the early 1990s: How could the island sustainably manage its solid waste? Landfilling was long the main method of disposal, using disused former quarries, but continuing to rely on this practice wasn’t viewed as a viable long-term solution. Not least given the lack of remaining, available sites.


  • United Kingdom


  • Government of Guernsey
Target to recycle household waste by 2030
70% 70%
Guernsey population (July 2020 est.)
67,052 67,052
Area (incl. Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Sark, & smaller islands)
78 sq km 78 sq km