5th birthday party for recycling scheme
A roadshow party to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the introduction of Cherwell District Council's successful recycling scheme takes off next week. The district's recyling team will be handing out birthday cake to residents to mark the occasion, as well as telling them how the scheme has made a real difference over the past five years.
Residents can join the party at the following locations:
- Banbury (outside HMV) - Monday 18 August (10am to 3pm)
- Bicester (Sheep Street) - Wednesday 20 August (10am to 3pm)
- Kidlington (entrance to Watts Way car park) - Thursday 21 August (10am to 3pm)
Cherwell District Council's portfolio holder for community, health and environment, Cllr George Reynolds, said: "During the last five years, Cherwell's residents have recycled 113,671 tonnes of waste that would otherwise have gone to landfill. That success is down to co-operation between residents and the council, working together to achieve such a high recycling rate.
"Cherwell is among the top recycling councils in the country. We are very close to achieving a 50 per cent recycling rate and I'm confident that we will hit that figure in the near future; many thanks to all those involved in the process and I hope we can move on quickly to cutting further the amount we landfill by moving to food waste composting, and encouraging businesses to cut their packaging."