More time for a clean out as spring approaches

From 2 April, Oxfordshire County Council recycling sites will be open until 8pm on a Thursday, in addition to the normal hours of 8am-5pm every day (including Sundays).

The county council topped the table for percentage of household waste sent for recycling, with an overall rate of 59.22%, beating the next council by over 3%. The county also has the lowest amount of household waste being sent to landfill, at just over 420kg per household, this is 40kg better than the next best county.

Recycling has great benefits, not only to reducing the amount of waste in the ground, but also in the energy that is used to process it, for example; recycling 1 aluminium can uses 95% less energy than making a brand new one.

The Household Waste Recycling Centres can accept a wide range of materials for recycling including garden waste, textiles and electrical items.

Food waste should always be collected by yor local district council as part of your kerbside collection scheme.

Around 70% of all waste taken to the sites is recycled. More information about the sites, including layout and a full guide as to what can be recycled, can be found at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste, or by calling 01865 816043.