City Council leads the way in recycling
Residents in Oxford throw away less rubbish than anywhere else in the South East, according to a report by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Oxford City Council has come fifth in the nationwide league table for throwing away the least household waste. Oxford is also in the top quarter of local councils for amount recycled and least amount sent to landfill.
Councillor John Tanner, Board Member for a Cleaner, Greener Oxford, says: "Well done Oxford residents. This is a fantastic achievement. We are doing really well with recycling in the city but it would better not to buy the rubbish in the first place."
"Oxford is definitely bringing the 'reduce, re-use, recycle' slogan into reality."
The DEFRA waste statistics show that Oxford City Council has the lowest household waste arising per head for 2007/08 in the South East and is fifth nationwide.
The figures were released earlier this month and show municipal waste statistics for all English local authorities.
Hyndburn Borough Council in Accrington was the best performing council in the survey with 293.30kg per head. Oxford City Council's figures was 313.25kg.