The County Council is consulting on the potential closure of three or four of the existing seven Household Waste Recycling Centres, including the one at Oakley Wood. The proposal for our area is to close Oakley wood and “beef up” Drayton.
I think this is a very poor idea and a number of people have already been in touch with me voicing the same opinion. Surely the amount of fly tipping will increase and the rate of recycling – long a treasured policy in the county – will reduce as people have no option other than to put recyclable waste in their black bins.
If you would like to comment on the proposals, please visit http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/waste where you will find the consultation document.