‘Let green savings benefit charities’

‘Let green savings benefit charities’

‘Let green savings benefit charities’

First published in News

COUNCIL savings made from household recycling should go to charity to encourage more re-use in the home, councillors have said.

A study said Oxford City Council should give some of the money it keeps by avoiding landfill taxes to charity.

The council has said high recycling rates are vital to stop it sending rubbish to landfill, incurring the tax.

The “positive community incentive campaign” is among recommendations from the council’s scrutiny committee to increase recycling levels, to encourage residents’ recycling and ruling out fines for not recycling.

It said £27,000 saved from the closure of Oxfordshire Waste Partnership should go on education campaigns aimed at students.

In 2012/13 the city council recycled 44.9 per cent of waste collected, up from 19.4 per cent in 2005/06.

The report will be discussed by the committee at 6pm tonight at the Town Hall. The public can attend.

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8:10am Tue 6 May 14

Quentin Walker says...

The council is not a charity. Any savings should go into council coffers.
The council is not a charity. Any savings should go into council coffers. Quentin Walker
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10:05am Tue 6 May 14

mytaxes says...

I remember councillors stating how much council tax we would save if recycling rates increased, they did not state that it would go to charity. It'd about time our councillors considered council tax payers for a change.
I remember councillors stating how much council tax we would save if recycling rates increased, they did not state that it would go to charity. It'd about time our councillors considered council tax payers for a change. mytaxes
  • Score: 4

10:07am Tue 6 May 14

mytaxes says...

(It's) about...
(It's) about... mytaxes
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