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Residents asked for views on waste and recycling collections

Residents in West Oxfordshire are being asked for comments about their household waste and recycling collections to help the Council plan for any future changes.

A short survey asks residents for their views about the containers they use, the types of materials that are collected for recycling and how they use the service.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment (photographed) said, “Thanks to our residents, we’re one of the top recyclers in the country, but with our current contract up for review in 2017 we’re taking the opportunity to evaluate our household waste and recycling collections. We’d like householders to tell us how we could improve our service and make recycling easier for them.”

When the Council last renewed its contract in 2010 it introduced a weekly food waste collections and a fortnightly garden waste service. These have proved to be very popular and recycling rates have risen in West Oxfordshire from 34% to 60% in the past five years.

In addition, a range of other recyclable materials are collected weekly at the kerbside, including plastics, paper, card, tins, aerosols, glass, textiles, shoes and batteries. There are fortnightly collections for rubbish (non-recyclables).

The survey can be completed online at www.westoxon.gov.uk/binsurvey or in person at any of the following places: the Council’s reception points, Burford Visitor Information Centre, Carterton Town Hall, Woodstock Town Hall.

Deadline for completion of the survey is midday on 7 December 2015.

The Council’s current contractor is the Kier Group (formerly May Gurney)

Posted : 06/11/2015 11:28:19

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