A week of recycling advice across southern Oxfordshire

Ever wondered what to do with McDonalds paper cups that can’t be recycled?

That was one of the tips given to people in southern Oxfordshire as part of National Recycle Week by council officers who toured the area.

Oxfordshire County Council, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse staff have been attending events every day to promote recycling, reducing and re-using and generally answering queries from residents.

At Charlton Park Garden Centre in Wantage Jude Owen a Master Composter gave useful advice on how to make good compost and some very particular advice on how to re-use McDonalds paper cups in the garden as, sadly, they cannot be recycled.

On another day, Linda Brawn, a LFHW (Love Food Hate Waste) champion, joined officers Asda Wheatley. Linda was encouraging residents to produce less food waste and a top tip from the day was using the tops of leeks and potato peelings to make leek and potato soup.

Venues attended are listed below

Charlton Park Garden Centre, Wantage

Waitrose in Faringdon

Tesco in Henley

Asda in Wheatley

Waitrose in Wallingford

Market Place, Abingdon (Abingdon Local excellence market)