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Have your say on the county’s household waste and recycling centres

on Fri, 13/08/2021 - 2:31pm

People who live or work in Oxfordshire are urged to have their say on the county’s household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs).

Oxfordshire County Council has started a consultation process to find out the views of residents, businesses and other organisations on the service that is provided now and what they might like to see in the future. People can have their say by visiting Let’s Talk Oxfordshire (click), the council’s new digital consultation and engagement platform.

The council currently provides seven HWRCs for residents to bring household waste for disposal and recycling. The service accounts for 15 per cent of the county’s total household waste.

However, some of the sites are already nearing capacity and, as the county’s population grows, the council wants to ensure that its HWRCs remain affordable and help residents manage their waste in the most environmentally friendly way. The council wants to know people’s views on Oxfordshire’s HWRCs, how people currently use the service and their opinions on ideas for the future.

Councillor Dr Pete Sudbury, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate and Environment, said: “We want as many people as possible to get in touch with us to tell us what we’re doing well and what we could do better when it comes to our HWRCs. The feedback we get will be invaluable in helping us move the service forward to meet the future needs of the county.

“Even if you don’t use our HWRCs at the moment, we would still love you to get involved and tell us if there is anything we could do to encourage you to use them in the future.”

The consultation is aimed at finding out what people value about the service and how they use it so that the council can ensure that it prioritises that going forward.

Views are sought on issues including the distance people travel to the HWRCs, what materials they take to dispose of, opening hours, permits, booking systems and vehicle restrictions. Comments and suggestions are also welcome.

The council’s seven HWRCs are based in:

  •     Alkerton, near Banbury
  •     Ardley, near Bicester
  •     Dix Pit, near Witney
  •     Drayton, near Abingdon
  •     Oakley Wood, near Wallingford
  •     Redbridge, in Oxford
  •     Stanford-in-the-Vale, near Faringdon

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From an article on the OCC website; see the original <here>.