Oxfordshire recycling exceeds 40 per cent
Residents of Oxfordshire have broken the 40% recycling level for the first time, exceeding the county's 2010 target two years early.
This welcome announcement was made in the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership's (OWP) first Annual Report published this week (you can download the report below). The OWP, a partnership of the six councils within the county, works to reduce waste, increase reuse, recycling and composting and minimise the environmental impacts of waste.
Wayne Lewis, OWP coordinator says of this result: "It’s great to see so many residents now recycle as part of their daily routine. This is a great achievement for everyone in Oxfordshire."
"Another OWP success has involved visiting 100,000 households across the county to provide answers to their recycling questions. This 'door-stepping' project has seen a 13.6% increase in the number of people describing themselves as committed recyclers."
The OWP annual report not only highlights Oxfordshire's status as a high recycling area, but sets out the progress made against the partnership’s policies for dealing with the county's waste to 2030.
Cllr John Tanner of Oxford City Council is the incoming OWP chairman. He adds: "Recycling 40% of our waste is a fantastic achievement by Oxfordshire residents and the district and county recycling teams. We now have to push that recycling rate across the county to more than 50% and I'm sure Oxfordshire people can. This is all about saving taxpayers' money, helping the planet and creating more sustainable life-styles."
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