A team of advisors from West Oxfordshire District Council are taking to the streets to raise awareness of recycling by letting residents know what items can be picked up as part of their household service. They will also be on hand to answer any recycling queries residents may have and distribute information and recycling containers. The team will be visiting as many households as possible over a six-week period to try and boost recycling in West Oxfordshire, particularly through the food waste collection service.

Photographed are students Ben and Joe Cobb from Carterton who are working as advisors during their summer holiday.

Cllr Steve Good, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “Recycling and reusing materials helps the environment by saving energy and resources but sometimes it can be difficult for people to keep on top of exactly which items should be placed in which bins. Our website – westoxon.gov.uk – is an excellent source of information.” He added, “Although West Oxfordshire has high recycling rates, we are keen to do all we can to help people achieve more which is why our advisors are raising awareness.”

Anyone requiring additional free recycling containers – food caddies or a larger recycling bin should contact the Council on 01993 861025 or see www.westoxon.gov.uk/bins

Further information: Communications: t: 01993 861615, e: communications

Andrew Smith

Communications Officer (Working days Wed, Thurs, Fri)

West Oxfordshire District Council, Council Offices, Woodgreen, Witney OX28 1NB

t: 01993 861616 / 01993 861000

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