Recycling on the up at Oxfordshire’s household centres

This is well up on the figure for 2011/12 which was 59.70%

County Councillor David Nimmo Smith, Cabinet member for environment, said: “I am pleased with the performance of the recycling centres and I am sure that our residents are happy to know that so much of what they take is recycled.

“The cost of sending waste to landfill is on the increase, so there are financial as well as environmental benefits for the county.”

As well as things like metal, wood, cardboard and textiles the Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) can also accept any electrical items, batteries and even CDs and DVDs for recycling.

There are seven HWRCs in Oxfordshire open from 8am until 5pm every day, with late night opening on a Thursday between April and September.

Please note that the final late night opening for the sites will be Thursday 26th September.

For more information on the HWRCs in Oxfordshire visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste.