An addition to Oxfordshires local green waste infrastructure will mean more organic waste will be processed in the area. Composting company Agrivert has increased its capacity by opening a 12,000 tonne per year facility at Ardeley Green. The centre will process green waste collected from local authority sites and kerbside collection schemes for the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership. With the additional capacity Agrivert estimates that it will be able to compost about 62,000 tonnes a year of green waste. Cherwell councillor and chairman of the Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP) Kieron Mallon said: The OWP is already a leader in waste management with the lowest recorded waste per head of any county. In partnership with Agrivert, this new site will allow us to continue increasing our recycling rates and add value for our customers by keeping our waste infrastructure local, substantially reducing waste miles and therefore transportation costs and carbon emissions. Agrivert managing director Alexander Maddan said: This is the fourth facility that we have built in Oxfordshire. We look forward to our continuing relationship with the councils within the OWP, supporting the organisation to maintain and enhance its position as one of the leading waste partnerships in the country.