An Oxfordshire business park is linking its tenants to deliver a big increase in recycling.

Jennings, the owners of Monument Park at Chalgrove, has arranged weekly recycling collections at the site and is encouraging 80 tenants to take part in the scheme.

The recycling initiative covers cardboard, all office paper, plastic and cans. The aim is to produce a significant increase in recycling, and cut the amount of waste being dumped in landfill.

Jennings is working with Oxfordshire County Council, Eynsham-based company Maylarch Environmental, and Oxford-based charity Aspire on the initiative.

Jennings director, Paul Mabbutt, said: “This is a pioneering partnership between the private, public and voluntary sectors, which helps our tenants and the environment.”

Monument Park tenant Ardington, a management and consultancy business specialising in niche home shopping and retail brands, is one of those to sign up for the recycling scheme.

Megan McGuicken of Ardington said: “Recycling is an important consideration for our company, and we re-use and recycle as much as possible. The park services really suit our fluctuating recycling needs, with the flexibility to put out as much or as little as we need for collection.

“The optional cardboard bin for weekly collection will really benefit us when we move into our peak delivery season, keeping our office space, and the park, tidy.”

The Aspire charity, which finds work for people who have been homeless, has teams working on collections, giving individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds work experience, qualifications and skills. Aspire chief executive, Jenny Fox, said: “This innovative collaboration is making an important operational issue easier to handle for the businesses and benefits our people in terms of work and learning opportunities.”

Members of the Aspire team collect recyclable waste from Monument Park businesses and sort it ready for collection by Maylarch Environmental.

Oxfordshire County Council has funded the recycling compound at Monument Park which is home to 80 companies employing 500 people, as well as some of the new recycling bins being used. It is the latest in a series of environment-focused initiatives Jennings has introduced at Monument Park. Its most recent building projects include environmentally efficient heating, lighting, air conditioning, and water-saving measures.

One of the buildings — Greenacres — was made from a pioneering hemp and lime technology.