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Commercial recycling collections start

Over 60 companies in West Oxfordshire have already signed up to a new commercial cardboard recycling collection scheme which starts on Saturday 9th June. A further 35 are joining the commercial glass recycling scheme which is due to start on Saturday 23rd June.

The introduction of the new schemes follows a survey sent out to businesses in West Oxfordshire last year when 93% said that they would prefer to see their waste recycled than go to landfill.

Jaffe & Neale Bookshop from Chipping Norton is one of the companies to have already signed up. Bookshop owner Patrick Neale said, "We are delighted that this new recycling scheme is starting and we are trying to encourage other businesses in the town to join too. The environment is really important to us and we are trying to do everything we can to be as green as possible and are pleased that West Oxfordshire is helping."

Witney furniture maker Wesley-Barrell has also joined and Managing Director Isabel Barrell said. "Wesley-Barrell strives to consider the environment and adopt sustainable practices in the making of their furniture - using natural materials and recycling where possible. We are delighted West Oxfordshire District Council has introduced this cardboard recycling initiative and will support it wholeheartedly."

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "I am very pleased that so many companies have already joined these commercial recycling schemes as a great deal of work has been carried out to introduce this service. I am very hopeful that once other businesses see the benefits that they will want to sign up too. Both the cardboard and glass collections are a major step forward and they will provide a significant boost for recycling in West Oxfordshire thereby reducing the amount of waste going to landfill."

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

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

After a trial one year period, the schemes will be reviewed, but with the hope that they will continue permanently.

Posted : 06/06/2007 14:43:58

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