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Sacks to help you have a green Christmas

Plastic sacks are being delivered to every home in West Oxfordshire to give householders extra space for recycling over the festive period.

Residents should look out for the sacks attached to their wheelie bins in the run-up to Christmas. The sacks can be used for one recyclable material only – either paper or cardboard or plastic or metal – but not glass.

Once filled, they can be put out for collection on the same day as waste and recycling collections during the two weeks after Christmas.

Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment at West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Christmas is traditionally a time for excess waste, so I would like to encourage residents to make use of these sacks and recycle as much as possible. It is also important for people to think about how they may be able to minimise their waste. By doing this, and recycling more of the waste that cannot be avoided, we can help cut down the amount sent to landfill.”

West Oxfordshire’s waste and recycling collections remain as normal up to and including Christmas Eve. Collections days will change over the festive period - details are printed on the recycling sacks.

Extra recycling sacks will be available from the Council’s Town Centre Shops in Chipping Norton and Witney, and the Council’s offices in Woodgreen and New Yatt Road, Witney, from next week.

Festive collection dates can be seen online at www.westoxon.gov.uk/holidaydates

Posted : 02/12/2009 20:15:54

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