Wednesday, 23 August 2017

New recycling service unveiled

RESIDENTS of South Oxfordshire are being offered a new recycling service.

RESIDENTS of South Oxfordshire are being offered a new recycling service.

From September 7 they can put out small unusable electrical items such as toasters, kettles, irons and hairdryers with their green bin for recycling.

Any tired or damaged textiles or clothes that aren?t good enough for charity can be left with their green bin for recycling.

Items should be put in a tied carrier bag next to the bin on the normal collection day.

South Oxfordshire District Council says electrical items will be taken to a specialist site in Newbury for sorting, storing and processing into new items.

Textiles will go to a sorting warehouse in East London ? any cotton and polyester is cut into industrial rags and wool is shredded and made into felt or new yarn.

Councillor Tony Harbour, cabinet member for waste, said: ?Our residents are already the best in the country at recycling and this is a great opportunity for them to recycle even more from the comfort of their own home. They?ve done us proud with their recycling efforts, so we like to think this extra bit of convenience will make life a bit easier.?

The moves comes as Oxfordshire County Council plans to close three or four of its seven household waste and recycling centres, including Oakley Wood, near Ewelme. It says the move would save £350,000.

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