Residents in West Oxfordshire are being encouraged to recycle as much as possible this Christmas and New Year.
Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Lots more waste is generated at this time of year and it’s important that we all play our part to recycle as much of it as possible.
“We will be using additional trucks for approximately three weeks after Christmas to cope with the extra recycling. All materials will still be recycled. However, some may be sorted after collection rather than at the kerbside during this time.
He went on to say “As a council we collect many items that will be used in excess at this time of year including paper, card, glass, plastics and metals such as tins, cans and foil - plus much, much more. I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage residents to keep up their good recycling work and send less to landfill.”
If you live in the District:
* Extra recycling - can be put out next to your boxes in open carrier bags. Please ensure there is only one material per bag ie plastics or paper or card. For health and safety reasons, glass must go in your recycling box.
Alternatively, take your recycling to your local recycling banks.
* Christmas tree recycling - From 16 January you can recycle your real Christmas trees and festive greenery such as holly and ivy using the free garden waste service. Remove the pot and decorations and place in your garden waste bin, or cut it up and leave it beside it. If you are not signed up for garden waste collections, you can still put your Christmas tree out on your green collection week.
(Check your green collection day on your waste calendar or online)
Please ensure your bins and boxes are out from 6am on your collection day.
Garden waste collections will not be running from 24 December until 15 January 2012 to enable the bin crews to concentrate on picking up all the excess waste and recycling generated during the busy festive period.
Residents can check for their bin collection dates on their waste and recycling calendar, or by visiting the ‘My West Oxfordshire’ section of District Councils website: www.westoxon.gov.uk/mwo
For more information about waste and recycling visit www.westoxon.gov.uk/waste or call 01993 861025.
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