Oxford: Consultation After Fly-Tipping

Heart's being told nearly 30 recycling banks could be shut in part of Oxfordshire - because of fly tipping.

The Vale of White Horse District Council's looking at removing the large green mixed recycling bins from its bring bank sites and wants people to have their say on the matter.
 
The council says the sites have become a magnet for fly-tippers and that they are often located in public car parks - becoming a local eyesore, piled high with rubbish.
 
When fly-tipping takes place at these sites, the recycling in the bins becomes contaminated meaning all of it has to be sent to landfill.
 
The Vale has decided to ask people what they think, and if they agree with the council, the green mixed recycling banks will be removed.
 
The council has also said that mixed recycling banks have already been removed from a few sites at the request of the land owners and that this has put an end to fly-tipping at these sites and not led to any complaints.

Cllr Reg Waite, cabinet member for waste at the Vale of White Horse District Council said: "It is a real shame that we’ve been forced to consider this course of action.  Many of our residents are keen recyclers and use these bins in good faith. Sadly some businesses and individuals are ruining it for everybody.  Thankfully, there are plenty of other recycling options and I would urge everybody to leave their extra recycling next to their green bin for collecting at the kerbside."
 
The council has no plans to remove the charity containers that sit alongside the green bins.  These will remain in place.
 
They want people to tell them what they think by emailing comments to waste.team@southandvale.gov.uk before 3 May.
 
Vale Recycling Bring Sites:
 
Abingdon
 
Tesco supermarket and Magic Midget public house

Botley
 
West Way car park

Buckland
 
Memorial Hall

Cumnor
 
The Vine public house

Denchworth
 
The Fox public house

East Challow
 
Cricket Club

Faringdon
 
Gloucester Street car park

Frilford
 
Millets Farm

Fyfield
 
The White Hart public house

Grove
 
The Bell public house and The Bay Tree public house
 
Harwell
 
British Legion

Letcombe Regis
 
The Greyhound public house

Marcham
 
Howard Cornish Road
 
Radley
 
The Bowyers Arms public house and Radley College
 
Shrivenham
 
The Bowls Club on Martens Road
 
Stanford in the Vale
 
The Horse and Jockey public house

Wantage
 
Sainsburys supermarket
 
Wytham
 
The White Hart public house

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