Recycling advisers will be out and about in Southern Oxfordshire speaking to residents and answering questions as Recycle Week gets under way later this month.
Advisers from South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils will be manning information stalls to coincide with the national week of recycling celebration, which runs from September 25 to 1 October.
These are taking place at:
- Charlton Park Garden Centre, Wantage: Monday 25 September, 10am-3pm
- Waitrose in Faringdon: Tuesday 26 September, 10am-3pm
- Tesco in Henley: Wednesday 27 September, 10am-3pm
- Asda in Wheatley (run jointly with Oxford City Council): Thursday 28 September, 10am-3pm
- Waitrose in Wallingford: Friday 29 September, 10am-3pm
- Market Place, Abingdon: Saturday 30 September, 9am-2pm
It will be the 14th Recycle Week organised by WRAP as part of the Recycle Now national recycling campaign for England. This year’s theme is ‘Recycling – It’s Worth It’ with an emphasis on the benefits of recycling items from all around the home.
Cllr Tony Harbour, South Oxfordshire District Council’s Cabinet Member for waste and recycling, said: “We have a great track record for recycling in South Oxfordshire, but there’s always room for us all to do even more. For example, we know from recent work we’ve done that there is more to do on food waste recycling – some people are still putting this into their grey rubbish bins, instead of their food bins.
“That’s why we’re pleased to support Recycle Week and encourage our residents to look out for the advice that will be coming out during the week and take the opportunity to speak to our advisers.”
Cllr Charlotte Dickson, Vale of White Horse District Council’s Cabinet Member for waste and recycling, said: “Our residents do a brilliant job with recycling and we’re very grateful for their support. The majority of household items can now be recycled and Recycle Week is a good chance to remind people of this, and why it’s so important that we all recycle. Our advisers will be happy to answer any questions you have – so please take the opportunity to stop and chat to them.”