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Bin it and students can bag a prize
7:40am Tuesday 17th September 2013 in News
STUDENTS are being offered a chance to win prizes from Oxford City Council if they recycle 50 per cent of their waste.
Those who register their household at the Recycle for Oxford stall at their freshers’ fair or online will be entered into a prize draw.
A registered household will be chosen at random each week between Tuesday, October 22 and Tuesday, November 26 and if they are found to be using their recycling bin and food waste unit appropriately, they will receive a prize.
City councillor John Tanner, executive board member for a cleaner, greener Oxford, said: “The competition we ran last year was well received and we are encouraging new students to get involved again this year.
“By reminding students of their responsibilities, we hope to reduce the number of issues reported to the council regarding waste at student properties.
“We also want to boost Oxford’s recycling rate to 50 per cent and beyond and everyone must play their part in making that happen.”
The prizes on offer include cinema tickets for the Ultimate Picture Palace, tickets to events at the O2 Academy and the Cellar nightclub, and vouchers for Nandos.
Oxford City Council’s recycling team will be at the freshers’ fairs of Oxford Brookes University and Oxford University on September 17 and 18, and October 11 to encourage students moving into the city to take responsibility for their recycling and waste.
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