Sunday, 22 October 2017

Recycling centres to be closed

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched by Oxfordshire County Council into plans to close three or four of its seven

A PUBLIC consultation has been launched by Oxfordshire County Council into plans to close three or four of its seven household waste and recycling centres.

The council says this move, combined with reducing opening times at the remaining sites, will save £350,000.

The centre at Oakley Wood between Nettlebed and Benson is among those earmarked for closure.

South Oxfordshire District Council is opposing this.

Council leader John Cotton said: “We fully understand that the county council has to make savings.



“However, as things stand, we could be left without a waste and recycling centre in South Oxfordshire.

“This would mean a much greater journey for many in our district if they need to dispose of waste that can’t be collected on the kerbside.

“We’ve worked very hard to achieve our status as the number one recyclers in the country so seeing recycling options reduced for our residents is very frustrating.”

The consultation will continue until October 5. To register your views, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste or call 01865 816043 or email waste.management@oxfordshire.gov.uk



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