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Major growth in garden waste recycling figures    ()

Green fingered West Oxfordshire residents are being congratulated for their growing dedication to ensuring their garden waste is recycled. 

Between 1 April and 10 July, a total of 31,410 garden waste licences were issued compared to 31,192 for the whole of the 2017-18 financial year.

 

Cllr Steve Good, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “These are excellent figures which show how dedicated our residents are not only to their gardens but ensuring green waste is disposed of responsibly. When residents recycle their garden waste with us we can ensure it is turned into compost used on local farmland.

 

“As a council we are dedicated to ensuring the District is a beautiful place in which to live and visit and this activity helps ensure we continue to achieve that.” 

A garden waste licence costs £30 per bin, per year and is calculated on the operational cost of running the service with the anticipated number of subscribers based on research carried out by the Waste and Resource Action Programme (WRAP).

Further information:

Communications: t: 01993 861615 / 861616 or e: communications@westoxon.gov.uk