Oxfordshire Waste Strategy

Oxfordshire's councils are looking at plans for how they will deal with waste in the future and want to hear the views of local residents.

In 2006 Oxfordshire councils came together as Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP) to set out how they planned to increase recycling and improve waste management across the county through a Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy.

Since then, massive improvements have been made in recycling with Oxfordshire becoming one of the highest performing counties in the UK. After such transformations in waste management, OWP is now seeking suggestions on its policies in a strategy review consultation.

OWP Chairman and County Councillor Hilary Hibbert-Biles says: "We've transformed waste management across Oxfordshire over the past six years. By working together, we've put in new collection schemes, built new food waste recycling plants and signed a contract to build an Energy from Waste facility to use our non-recyclables as a means of generating electricity. All this has taken recycling from 33% to over 60%."

The consultation is an opportunity for Oxfordshire residents to consider the councils' waste management policies up to 2030 and OWP is asking a series of questions to seek views on each of the policy areas.

To take part in the consultation:
Visit:     www.oxfordshirewaste.gov.uk
Email:     owp@cherwell-dc.gov.uk
Write to:     Oxfordshire Waste Partnership, JMWMS Consultation, FREEPOST RSCJ-BHGB-BKSG, Thorpe Lane Depot, Banbury OX16 4UT

The consultation closes on 5 August 2012.