Oxfordshire tops recycling tables but Cherwell residents could do better


People living in three other districts in the county recycle more than people in Cherwell

Across Oxfordshire we recycled, reused or composted 58.2 per cent of our household waste from 2021 to 2022.   That helped Oxfordshire County Council top the national table as the best performing county council waste disposal authority in England for a ninth year running.

Residents in the Cherwell District achieved a lower recycling rate than the county overall, at 55.3 per cent.   This was beaten by the achievements of three of the four other district councils.   South Oxfordshire District Council was the best performing and achieved 62.7 per cent recycling – the second best rate across the whole country.

The total amount of household waste produced in Oxfordshire was 301,902 tonnes with 150,086 tonnes reused, recycled and composted.   This created a carbon benefit equivalent to 121,308 tonnes of carbon dioxide compared to disposal through landfill.

Councillor Pete Sudbury, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment, said: “I want to thank our residents and waste management teams for once again putting Oxfordshire at the top of the table.

“However, we’re not recycling over a third of what we could, and we need to look for ways of really shifting the dial on that. We know this is what the people of Oxfordshire expect of us.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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