Almost 2,000 people sign up to take part in Blue Bin Recycling League

Published: Monday, 9th November 2015

Almost 2,000 people have so far signed up to take part in Oxford City Council’s new recycling competition.

The Blue Bin Recycling League, which launched last month, sees areas of the city compete against each other to see which can improve its recycling the most.

Later this week the first winning area will be announced.

Residents from the winning area who have signed up to take part will then receive an email inviting them to vote for a community group or charity in their area to win £400.

Two households from the winning area will also be picked out of a hat receive a prize worth £30 or more for themselves.

Community groups and charities were invited to take part in the Blue Bin Recycling League last month. Each had to explain how they would spend the money to improve their community.

So far 1,805 people have signed up to take part in the Blue Bin Recycling League. There is still time to get involved. Pledge now on our Blue Bin Recycling League page.

Councillor John Tanner, Board Member for Cleaner, Greener Oxford, said: “I can’t wait to see who the first winners will be and which area will win the prizes.

“The more you recycle the more chance you have of winning a £30 prize or getting £400 for a local good cause. Every single extra bottle, extra can or caddy of food waste counts but you have to register to win.”