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Find out more about your waste during Recycle Week 2014

The week is the annual national celebration of all the work that is done to get the most out of waste and help residents to maximise the amount that is recycled.

Recycle Week offers a platform for organisations from all sectors to join together and share messages about recycling. The aim is to increase consumer knowledge about recycling and encourage more people to recycle more things, more often.

County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for environment and economy, said: “Oxfordshire residents are very familiar with recycling and know all about using their separate recycling bins. In fact Oxfordshire is at the top of the league when it comes to recycling and reducing household waste.

“But Recycle Week is about pushing the message that there is always something extra you can do in a fun and informative way. You can also find out a bit more about where your waste goes and the innovative things that are done to stop it simply going into landfill.

“There are events being held across the county so there is a good chance that there will be something happening near you.”

Highlights from the list of events include the chance to meet with “master composters” and get more out of your green and kitchen waste on 21 and 22 June. The Master Composters programme aims to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste being sent to landfill, by encouraging more people to start composting at home and supporting those already doing so.

And, on 17 June, there is an opportunity to see behind the scenes at the anaerobic digestion plant at Wallingford. This fascinating facility processes over 50,000 tonnes of solid and liquid wastes a year, generating 2.4MW of electricity and producing an excellent biofertiliser.

Events

Saturday 14 June 

Recycling Roadshow at Berinsfield Fete
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Organised by South Oxfordshire District Council

Monday 16 June

Recycling Roadshow, Westgate Centre, Oxford
Time: 10am-4pm
Organised by Oxford City

Monday 16 June 

Recycling Roadshow, Town Centre Shop, Witney 
Time: 10am-3pm
Organised by West Oxfordshire District Council

Tuesday 17 June

Anaerobic digestion plant tour Crowmarsh
Time: 9.45am - 10.45am
Organised by South Oxfordshire District Council

Tuesday 17 June

Recycling Roadshow at Abingdon Tesco
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Organised by South Oxfordshire District Council

Wednesday 18 June

Recycling Roadshow at Didcot Tesco
Time: 9am - 12pm
Organised by South Oxfordshire District Council

Wednesday 18 June

Recycling Talk at WI Meeting Stanford in the Vale
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Organised by South Oxfordshire District Council

Thursday 19 June

Composting In Vessel and Anaerobic Digestion facilities Tours at Ardley - to book a place email recycling@oxford.gov.uk
Orgainsed by Oxford City Council

Friday 20 June

Recycling Roadshow, Town Centre Shop, Witney
Time: 10am-3pm
Organised by West Oxfordshire District Council

Friday 20 June

Broken Spoke drop-in bike fixing workshop, The Story Museum, Pembroke St, Oxford.
Time: 11am-5pm 
Organised by Community Action Groups

Saturday 21 June 

Broken Spoke drop-in bike fixing workshop, The Story Museum, Pembroke St, Oxford.
Time: 11am-5pm
Organised by Community Action Groups

Saturday 21 June 

Swap Shop at Gladstone Road Community Ctr, Headington, Oxford.
Time: 11am-1pm
Organised by Community Action Groups

Saturday 21 June 

Love Food Hate Waste demonstration of cooking with leftovers at the Tandem Festival, Hill End, Oxford.
Time: 10am-5pm
Organised by Oxfordshire County Council

Saturday 21 June 

Master Composters stall for advice on home composting at Fun on the Green event at Wolvercote, Oxford. 
Time: 1pm-4.30pm
Organised by Oxfordshire County Council

Sunday 22 June 

Master Composters stall for advice on home composting at Beckley Village Open Gardens.
Time: 11am-4pm
Organised by Oxfordshire County Council

Sunday 22 June 

Master Composters stall for advice on home composting at Letcombe Regis Family Day
Time: 2pm-4.30pm
Organised by Oxfordshire County Council

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