Cherwell’s green team to visit town

Councillor Tony Ilott
Councillor Tony Ilott

Members of Cherwell District Council’s green team are preparing to visit more than 7,000 homes in Banbury to chat to residents about recycling.

A team of six officers will tour around the Grimsbury, Ruscote, Neithrop and Hardwick estates during August to speak to residents about their recycling habits and address individuals’ concerns or confusions.

Councillor Tony Ilott, Cherwell’s lead member for clean and green, said: “Traditionally, recycling levels have been lower across these four areas so this campaign will be about seeing what we can do to help.

“Our officers will be talking to residents about recycling their food waste in the brown bin and making sure everyone knows exactly what can and cannot go in the blue bin.”

The doorstep campaign will take place from tomorrow (Friday) until August 31 on weekdays between 1.30pm and 6.30pm.

All staff will be identifiable by high-visibility jackets and carry identification. Residents with any questions, suggestions or feedback regarding recycling are being encouraged to raise these with officers who will clarify any queries and report back any opinions.

Mr Ilott said: “We carried out a similar campaign last year and spoke to about 4,000 residents who appreciated the opportunity to have a one-on-one chat to our officers.

“Based on the success we had previously, our officers will be out pounding the pavements again this year to help even more people improve their knowledge about recycling.”

The green team’s visit around Banbury will coincide with Cherwell’s summer bin sale, offering residents the chance to purchase blue and brown bins for the reduced price of £10 each , instead of the usual price of £18 when ordered over the phone or £15 online.

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