With so much waste produced over the festive season, West Oxfordshire District Council has put measures in place to help residents recycle as much as possible.
The Council will be collecting extra recycling, as long as it is put out for collection in open cardboard boxes that are no larger than the household black boxes.
Cardboard boxes can be used for light materials and must be placed alongside, or in wet weather on top of, the black recycling boxes. For safety reasons, glass items should only be placed inside the black boxes
In addition to black box recycling materials, the crews will collect food waste from kitchen caddies that are left out on collection days alongside food waste bins.
Cllr Carol Reynolds, the District Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We are trying to make it as easy as possible for people to recycle their waste, especially as so much is generated over Christmas – most items can be recycled from cards and wrapping paper, to turkey carcasses and other food leftovers.”
Garden waste collections do not operate between 25 December and 9 January, but when they resume crews will pick up real Christmas trees and other greenery such as holly, ivy and wreaths. Trees can be placed alongside garden waste bins, or cut up and left beside them.
To find out more, including full details of what can be recycled in West Oxfordshire, see www.westoxon.gov.uk/bins or call 01993 861000.
The website also has details of what can be taken to local Household Waste Recycling Centres and to the recycling banks in the car parks.
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