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Views sought over Oxfordshire's 10-year waste plan

Council rubbish bins
Image caption A consultation on reducing Oxfordshire's waste takes place until 24 September

People are being asked their views on how to tackle the growing problem of household waste in Oxfordshire.

The county and district councils say they must cut waste for environmental reasons and to reduce council tax.

The county already recycles or composts more than 48% of its waste, but amounts have increased by 26,000 tonnes over the past 10 years, a spokesperson said.

A consultation by the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership - the councils' umbrella group - takes place until 24 September.

Councillor Ian Hudspeth, the new chairman of the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership, said: "We need to reduce the amount of rubbish that needs to be collected, transported and processed not only for the obvious environmental benefits but to reduce the burden on council tax payers for dealing with that waste.

"I'd encourage anyone who has an interest in this to take part in our consultation and tell us what they think."

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