Christmas recycling tips

The festive season is traditionally a time of excess but West Oxfordshire District Council is offering tips on how to cut waste at Christmas.

A series of drop in advice sessions will highlight how everything from wrapping paper to surplus sprouts can be recycled.

The recycling advice sessions will run from on:

  • Tuesday 18 December: Town Centre Shop, Witney (10am - 1pm)
  • Wednesday 19 December: Guildhall, Chipping Norton (10am - 1pm)
  • Thursday 20 December: Town Hall, Carterton (10am - 12.30pm)

Cllr Steve Good, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “I’d like to wish residents a very happy, fun and safe Christmas. With so much waste produced at this time of the year, I’m sure many will be thinking about recycling and our sessions will provide lots of tips and will answer any queries people may have.

“They are a good reminder of what can and cannot be recycled and a useful way of finding out what happens to all our materials after they have been collected.”

During the festive period, extra recycling is collected from householders in black boxes, open cardboard boxes or clear bags placed alongside recycling wheelie bins. However, for safety reasons, glass bottles and jars should be placed only in black boxes.

Additional food waste is collected from kitchen caddies left out alongside food waste bins. To encourage residents to recycle food waste, free food waste bin liner bags and extra caddies are available from Council reception points.

Additional food waste bins can also be ordered online.

Residents are reminded that small electrical items such as mobile phones, hair dryers and kettles can be recycled by simply leaving them out in black boxes on recycling week.

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB