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New commercial cardboard collections

Commercial waste recycling in West Oxfordshire is set to be given a further boost with the introduction of the District Council's new collection service for cardboard. This will be in addition to the new commercial glass collection service, announced last month. Both services are expected to start in May.

Funding has been obtained to trial commercial cardboard recycling for a one year period and this was approved at the District Council's Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, 21st March.

A survey was sent out to businesses in West Oxfordshire last year and 93% said that they would prefer to see their waste recycled than go to landfill.

At least 50 businesses are needed to sign up for the scheme to go ahead and firms are being encouraged to contact the Council to find out more information.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "I am very pleased that we are now able to offer a commercial cardboard recycling scheme as well as one for glass, and that West Oxfordshire is once again at the forefront of recycling schemes. These new schemes are a major step forward and will provide a significant boost for recycling. From the survey we carried out, we know that we have the support of local companies and I encourage businesses to participate."

West Oxfordshire is the second Council in Oxfordshire to introduce a commercial waste recycling scheme.

Details will be made available to both existing and potential commercial waste customers. After the trial one year period, the scheme will be reviewed, but with the hope that it will continue permanently.

Any businesses interested in joining the scheme should contact Street Scene on 01993 861020 or email env.services@westoxon.gov.uk.

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Posted : 22/03/2007 15:49:01

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