New recycling proposals

The Redbridge Park and Ride site. Picture: Graham-Hogg

PLANS for a new recycling transfer station and changes to the Park and Ride at Redbridge have been unveiled.

People were able to view the proposals for the first time, find out the benefits and talk to Oxford City Council’s recycling team at the launch event at the park and ride site yesterday.

The proposals include creating an energy self-sufficient recycling transfer station, which will store and bulk-up items before they are sent for recycling and remodelling the car park area.

Cllr John Tanner, board member for a Clean and Green Oxford, said: “These proposals involve a revamp of a little-used section of Redbridge Park and Ride and will not result in the loss of any existing parking spaces.”

Currently the council sends its recycling material to a transfer station at Culham, a round trip of more than 20 miles.

Mr Tanner said: “Owning a recycling transfer station in the city will make the council’s collection service more efficient as less time will be spent on tipping runs. It will also reduce vehicle emissions.”

A planning application is expected to be made by Christmas and a formal consultation will take place later.

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