Recycling League wins top award

Published: Wednesday, 7th November 2018

Oxford Direct Services’ Recycling Team has won an award for the Best in Recycling and Waste Innovation from the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE).

The award is in recognition of the Blue Bin Recycling League incentive scheme.

Cllr Nigel Chapman, Board Member for Customer Focused Services, said: "Winning awards like this isn't about self-congratulation. It's about recognition from a national professional organisation that the City Council and Oxford Direct Services are at the top of the game when it comes to providing effective recycling services. 

"I'm delighted that the Recycling Team has won this award and I want to thank them for their hard work and dedication, which has been recognised across the industry."

APSE Chief Executive Paul O’Brien said, "The winners of these awards are among the best at delivering outstanding local government environmental services. APSE works continually to encourage public service excellence and we are delighted that all our finalists and winning councils are so highly committed to delivering the best possible services for the benefit of their communities."

The Blue Bin Recycling League scheme rewards residents of Oxford through incentives for recycling well and wasting less. Local community groups and good causes also get the opportunity to receive a cash boost as part of this. It is a programme of education that includes visits to residents and schools as well as roadshows across the city.