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Dreaming of a green Christmas…

You may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but in West Oxfordshire people are being urged to think green when it comes to their household waste.

Every year households in the UK throw away up to 3 million tonnes of rubbish over the festive period.

As part of its work to minimise waste and increase recycling in West Oxfordshire, the District Council is sending out an early Christmas present to residents. A clear Christmas sack designed to hold one recyclable material only – paper or card, or plastic bottles or tins – is being delivered to every household in the District in time for Christmas.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “If we all recycle our waste we will significantly decrease the amount going to landfill. That is why we are sending out this special Christmas message to all residents to think before they reach for the waste bin this year. When your clear sack is delivered, please remember to use it. And, wherever possible, please try to minimise the amount of waste produced.”

Householders can use the special Christmas sacks in addition to their black recycling boxes, and are asked to leave them out for collection at the same time as their recycling box during the fortnight after Christmas only.

Extra Sacks will also be available at the District Council’s Town Centre shops in Witney and Chipping Norton, the Council Offices in Witney, Visitor Information Centres and at the Christmas Waste Roadshows organised by the Council in conjunction with the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership.

Posted : 05/12/2008 14:08:05

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