West Oxfordshire District Council report that following careful negotiation with May Gurney, agreement has been reached to add the collection of polythene, bubble wrap, shrink wrap, cling film and compost bags to the specification. This will initially be carried out for a 3 month ‘trial’ period to enable May Gurney to gain a full understanding of operational implications. These plastic materials are classified as ‘fly away’ plastics. Due to the propensity to blow away when stored or collected, residents will be asked to contain any ‘fly away’ plastics in a tied plastic bag, presented alongside their recycling boxes.
These additional plastic materials will be added to the current recycling of plastic bottles (milk bottles, water and drink bottles, washing up bottles, cosmetic bottles and the like), plastic tubs, plastic pots, plant pots, food trays, carrier bags, small clear food packaging and biscuit trays. This will be one of the most extensive collections of plastic commodities in the country.
This trial will be introduced week beginning 26 September. We will be publicising this through the press, website and will be carrying out road shows. This will be followed up by inserting a colour A5 notice into an envelope with the yearly recycling calendar which will be posted to all households. Further communication will take place via Novembers circulation of ‘Creating Futures’