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County reduces waste arisings by 2.6%

Oxfordshire County Council has bucked the national trend by reducing the amount of waste produced by its residents.Householders in the south Midlands county threw away 2.6% less in 2003/4 than 2002/3 the national average was for a 3% growth in arisings.The authority used a range of measures to reduce its waste, including free composting trials and discounted real-nappy washing.And these paid dividends when it was announced that 7,600 tonnes less was ...