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Successful Start to Green Waste Pilot Scheme

Successful Start to Green Waste Pilot Scheme

“Congratulations are in order”, says Cllr David Harvey, commenting on the success of the first Green Waste Collection in West Oxfordshire, which is part of a pilot scheme.

The volume of green waste collected was 18 tonnes which was more than had been anticipated. This came from nearly 800 households in West Oxfordshire who had signed up for this service which is being trialled in part of the district. The collection on Saturday 2nd July is the first of 11 collections which continue up until the end of the year.

Cllr Harvey who is the Cabinet Member for the Environment went on to say, “Success is not only down to the volume collected, but the level of contamination within the waste was also extremely low, thus making it possible to process virtually everything collected into compost. I would like to thank all the participants, our contractors, Cleanaway, for their hard work in getting this scheme off the ground and to Worton Park in Cassington who recycle the waste.”

The next collection will take place on Saturday 16th July, when it is hoped that this success will be repeated.

For further information contact:

Carys Davies Cllr David Harvey

Publicity Office Cabinet Member

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Colin Critch · Tue 12 Jul 2005, 11:27 · Link

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