County’s recycling continues to increase

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Recycling levels in Oxfordshire are once again on the up with the county set to break the 60 per cent mark by April 2012.

While figures for the full financial year are a few months away, the county looks on course to reach this impressive milestone for waste disposal.

Last year saw the introduction of new collection systems in a number of districts. As a result Oxfordshire passed the 50 per cent mark for the first time, meaning the county’s residents recycled and composted more than they threw away.

Chairman of Oxfordshire Waste Partnership Cllr Lorraine Lindsay-Gale said: “It is a credit to everyone across the county that Oxfordshire is recognised as one of the top recycling areas in the UK.”

“With a national recycling average of just over 40 per cent, it’s clear that we’re well ahead of the game when it comes to sorting our rubbish. I’m absolutely delighted by these results and hope the upward trend continues so we make Oxfordshire an even more sustainable place to live.”