recycle week 2018

Recycling experts from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be out and about myth-busting over what can and can’t be recycled in the districts as part of National Recycle Week 2018.

Events are planned across southern Oxfordshire next week which will give residents the chance to ask the experts about recycling collections and what happens to the recycling after waste crews have collected it.

The district councils’ officers will be at special recycling stalls, giving out advice and recycling goodies between 10am and 2pm, at the following places:

Monday 24 September – Waitrose, St Martin’s St, Wallingford
Tuesday 25 September – Thame Market in Upper High St
Wednesday 26 September – Abingdon Community Free Space shop in Bury St
Thursday 27 September – Wantage Leisure Centre in Portway
Friday 28 September – Asda, London Rd, Wheatley

It is the 15th Recycle Week (24 – 30 September) organised by WRAP* as part of the Recycle Now national recycling campaign for England. This year’s theme is ‘Recycling. We do. Because it matters.’ with an emphasis on plastic items.

Cllr Roger Cox, leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “Residents in the districts are keen recyclers. Over the years the councils have expanded their recycling services, with the additions of small electricals and textiles to the kerbside collection and most recently the introduction of the new cooking oil recycling service. These events during Recycle Week offer residents the opportunity to speak to experts face to face and ask any questions they have about recycling and the waste collection services.”

Cllr Caroline Newton, South Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet Member for waste and recycling, said: “Up to 80 per cent of household waste can be recycled and the councils offer lots of recycling information online, including our Binzone app which gives details of collections and of individual items which can be recycled. Recycle Week is a good opportunity to remind residents of the benefits of recycling and how the council can help people do even more to reduce waste.”

More information about waste and recycling can be found on the councils’ recycling pages.

People can also download the Binzone app to smartphones or tablets which will tell what can and can’t be recycled and also when bins are due to be collected.