Residents in Southern Oxfordshire are being reminded that their waste and recycling collections will change over the Christmas and New Year period.
Garden waste collections will be suspended over the Christmas period, while crews concentrate on collecting all the extra waste from Christmas. Garden waste customers will receive an extra collection in the spring to make up for this.
Householders can also find out what to do with all their Christmas waste on the website, along with details of how to recycle their real Christmas trees.
Following the recent snowfall in the districts, the councils would also like to remind residents that in the event of adverse weather, like snow or ice, it may not be possible for collection crews to make all their scheduled collections. If the districts are affected by bad weather, all the latest information about bin collections will be posted on the councils’:
- · Twitter accounts: @SouthOxon and @WhiteHorseDC
- · Facebook pages www.facebook.com/southoxfordshire and www.facebook.com/whitehorsedc
Details will also be available on the websites.
Cllr Tony Harbour, cabinet member for waste and recycling at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “As we approach the busiest time of year for our waste crews, we’d like to thank all of our residents in advance for their co-operation and for their efforts in recycling. The vast majority of waste over Christmas can be recycled, so we hope everyone will do their very best to recycle everything they can, including all their food waste.”
Cllr Charlotte Dickson, cabinet member for waste and recycling at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “As a reminder to our residents, you’re able to put out extra waste for recycling over Christmas, so please check out the information on our website to see what to do with it. We’re extremely grateful to everyone for helping our council to recycle as much as we do. Hopefully we won’t get any more disruptive weather, but if we do we’d appreciate your patience. Please look online for all the latest updates if this happens.”