TWO councils in Oxfordshire were praised for sporting Top Five in a league on recycling.

Layla Moran, Lib Dem MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, congratulated South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils on their 'exceptional' recycling record, as part of National Recycling Week.

The two councils came second and fourth respectively in a recycling council league table published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in November last year.

Both local authorities have consistently featured as top recyclers ever since the current approach to recycling was introduced by the Lib Dem-run Vale Council back in 2009.

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The MP praised both councils for their over 60 per cent recycling levels, as part of her push for better recycling policies such as a deposit return scheme for recyclable items.

Ms Moran commented: "I am delighted to have two Lib Dem-led councils in Oxfordshire that are taking recycling seriously and I am proud of their ongoing efforts to tackle the climate crisis in their areas.

"Liberal Democrat Council Leaders Sue Cooper and Emily Smith have both done a fantastic job of increasing the emphasis on the environment at their councils.

"They are setting a fantastic example – I hope other councils across Oxfordshire and the country are willing to learn from them."