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Pumpkin recycling

West Oxfordshire residents are being reminded to recycle their pumpkins this Halloween.

Residents can either leave their pumpkins at the side of their food waste bin to be picked up as part of their usual weekly collection, or cut them into pieces and put them inside this bin.

According to the ‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ campaign, it’s estimated that over a million pumpkins are bought in the run up to Halloween in the UK.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Halloween is now celebrated by many families, so whether you’re hosting a spooky party or just carving a ghoulish pumpkin lantern remember it’s ‘scarily’ easy to recycle your food waste at Halloween. It’s not just your pumpkins that can be recycled either, any other food leftovers, cooked or raw, can go in your food waste bin.”

Last year, with the help of residents, the District Council collected 3,200 tonnes of food waste in West Oxfordshire. This was all taken to the local food waste processing plant near Cassington to be recycled into electricity and fertiliser.

For more information about waste and recycling in West Oxfordshire, or to order a free food waste bin and kitchen caddy, see www.westoxon.gov.uk/bins or call 01993 861000

Posted : 09/10/2015 12:34:10

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