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ReFashion - Tuesday 3 March 2015

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The award winning ReFashion is set to return to Oxford Town Hall on Tuesday 3 March 2015; bigger and better than ever, the FREE event runs from 1pm to 6pm.

Held for the first time in 2012, ReFashion brings together businesses, charities, students, schools, volunteers and community groups to highlight the problem of disposable fashion.

  • FREE clothes! Swish your clothes for new ones - for each piece of clothing, pair of shoes or accessory you bring along, you'll receive a token to use to take away any of the other items available. 
  • Dazzling upcycled catwalks
  • Second hand and vintage clothes sales
  • Live demonstrations
  • Mending, fixing and alternations
  • Learn how to adapt and repair your old clothes
  • Delicious locally made refreshments from Donnington Doorstep

TRAID workshop

Second Hand FirstWe're pleased to annouce that Traid will once again be supporting the event - want to learn how to turn your unloved clothes into new fashion masterpieces with a few simple tricks? 

Take part in TRAID's #SecondhandFirst People's Catwalk Show where TRAID's window designer and stylist Francesco will guide you through a catwalk style with a live interactive styling performance.

Please email Sarah Sarah@traid.org.uk to register your interest and take part. Bring along an item of clothing from your wardrobe that tells a story and share it with us on the day. 

Places will be limited so don't miss out!


Recycle 1 More ThingLet's Recycle More banner

Could you recycle 1 more thing and help increase Oxford's recycling rate?

Oxford is the third best city for recycling in the country, with just under half of all waste recycled.

However, studies show that up to 80% of all material is recyclable, so much more can be done to increase this!

Confused about plastics? Check our leaflet to see which can go in the blue bin or visit our plastic page for more information.

Did you know that drinks cartons, aerosols and foil can all go into the blue bin?

You can even put batteries and small electrical items out for collection in a bag on top of any bin on collection day! Find out what else you can recycle in Oxford.


OxClean Spring Clean - 6 to 8 March 2015

OxClean is back, Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March 2015. Help to make Oxford a better place to live, work and play by taking part in the annual Spring Clean!

To volunteer, register as a group of individual on the OxClean website.

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Pledge 4 Plastics

Plastic can be recycled into all sorts of things, including clothes, toys, chairs, street furniture and bins. I wonder what your plastic wants to be when it's recycled!?

Pledge4Plastics is a nationwide recycling campaign where you can pledge to recycle one more thing and be in a chance of winning an exclusively design phone case. You can also learn all about plastic on the Pledge 4 Plastics website, including this great video showing the plastic bottle recycling journey.

In Oxford you can recycle all different types of plastic in your blue recycling bin including drinks bottles, cleaning bottles, shampoo bottles, medicine tubs, ready meal trays, yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, bubble wrap, cling film and much more. Have a look at our plastic recycling page to learn more or check out our plastic recycling leaflet.

Pledge 4 Plastics

New! Small electrical items collections

Oxford City residents have done a fantastic job of keeping broken electrical goods out of landfill. Over 22 tonnes of electrical items have been recycled since the pink electrical banks were introduced into Oxford in July 2012.

The new kerbside scheme will make it even easier for you to recycle electrical and battery powered items at the kerbside.

See our Small electrical items collections page for more information. 

Food Waste Recycling

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Flats and HMO Recycling and Waste - Information for Managing Agents and Landlords

Due to a change in our recycling collection policy, if you manage a communal refuse and recycling store, you may need to take action now.

Visit our Flats and HMO Recycling Policy page for full details.


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