Football fans in Cherwell can hope to enjoy more than just the World Cup tournament this summer as Cherwell District Council prepares to host its first golden ticket giveway to win a free blue bin.
Throughout June, ten of Cherwell’s free glass recycling bags will contain a golden bin ticket entitling winners to claim one free blue recycling bin, worth £18.
Councillor Nigel Morris, Cherwell’s lead member for clean and green, said: “We know that once the World Cup kicks off people will be getting together to enjoy some food and drink while watching the tournament.
“But once the final whistle has blown there is bound to be a lot more mess left behind – the majority of which can be recycled.”
The event has been held to coincide with the World Cup when people are expected to generate more recycling through barbecues and get-togethers as people gather to watch the games.
The golden bin tickets will be placed inside the glass recycling bags at the council’s Link Points in Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington and Bodicote House. Additional locations will be at Kidlington Library, Bicester Library and Banbury Library on the Marlborough Road.
The council has more than 100 glass bring banks across the district where residents can recycle glass bottles and jars.
Mr Morris said: “By running this competition the benefits are two-fold. Firstly everyone who picks up a free glass bag will have the chance to win – and if not they can keep the bag which will help them carry their glass jars or bottle to their nearest recycling bank.
“And while the blue bins cannot take the glass, the winners will be able to use them to put in other recyclable waste.”