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Recycling and waste

Recycling and Waste - Top Tasks

Pudding Pie imagesFREE live cookery demonstration event

Thursday 18 December 2014, 7pm at Jubilee 77.

Come along to Jubilee 77, Sorrell Road, Blackbird Leys on Thursday 18 December 2014 at 7pm for a FREE live Christmas cookery demonstration class by Pudding Pie and learn how to make the most of your Christmas leftovers.

For more information, have a look at Pudding Pie website.

This event is part of our Festive Food Recycling Campaign, see below for more details.




Meet the team!

We'll be at the following events over the festive season to answer all your recycling queries. Come and meet us, we even have freebies to give away!

  • Leys Community Market, The Barn - 6 December, 10am-1pm
  • East Oxford Farmers Market, East Oxford Primary School - 13 December, 10am-1pm
  • South Oxford Farmers Market, Lake Street Community Centre - 14 December, 9.30am-12pm
  • Sainsburys, Heyford Hill - 16 December, 9.30am-1.30pm
  • Waitrose, Headington - 19 December, 9.30am-1.30pm
  • St Aldate's Reception - 17-24 December, 9am-4pm
  • Barton Winter Wonderland - 21 December, 5pm-8pm


Festive food recycling

Food recycling banner

Over December and January we'll be providing over 2,500 properties across Greater Leys and Blackbird Leys with brand new food recycling caddies and 2 rolls of FREE liners - look out for us.

Recycling your food is easy and is collected EVERY WEEK! For more information have a look at our Food Recycling page.

But before you recycle, make sure to have a look at our guidance on how to reduce and reuse your food.


Christmas is coming: Cook Once Eat Twice and save £££s

Love Christmas Hate Waste logoThe run up to Christmas is a busy and often expensive time of year. Cooking once and eating twice saves energy, time and money and ensures that we always have a hearty meal at our fingertips.

Love Food Hate Waste has some ideas, tips and recipes to help us make the most of our time as well as the food we buy.

Whether we opt for homemade or ready meals, we still throw away over 1.5 million meals every day from our homes!

Despite the cost and effort that has gone into providing them, meals are one of the top five of most wasted foods from our homes, costing us a staggering £2.1 billion a year. Visit our Love Christmas Hate Waste page for some handy tips, tools and recipes.  


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.

Pledge 4 Plastics

Students Moving Out Campaign Success

This year's Moving Out campaign, in partnership with both Oxford universities and The British Heart Foundation has seen a total of 42.95 tonnes of material donated to the temporary bring banks, raising a fantastic £75,166.

Thank you to all those who participated. Visit our Recycling for Students page.

Moving On campaign image

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

Food waste campaign image

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.


PDF icon Recycling Service Information Leaflet (246kB PDF)

Recycling Newsletter

Keep up to date with recycling and waste in Oxford by signing up to the Recycle4Oxford newsletter.

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Page last updated 3 December 2014


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