SODC will shortly be launching some new services for residents to help them recycle even more easily. Recycleopedia is like a search engine for your bin – users simply type in the item they want to throw away, enter their postcode, and the results page explains which bin to put it in. Also on the way are free iCal waste calendars, which means that residents can download a copy of their waste calendar straight onto their smartphone. Their chosen calendar app will display a reminder on the day before they put their bins out, and then on the collection day itself, telling them whether it’s a grey or a green bin week.
The council is also looking at the possibility of bringing in a kerbside collection of small electrical goods and textiles to help increase recycling rates even further.
Keep an eye on the council’s websites at www.southoxon.gov.uk for more information.