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Recycling and waste

Recycling and Waste - Top Tasks

Pumpkin recyclingHalloween Pumpkin Recycling

18,000 tonnes of pumpkins end up in landfill each year, that's 1,800 full dust carts! You can reduce this by simply putting it into your food caddy for recycling.

If it doesn’t fit in then we’ll collect it on top of the lid or if placed next to the caddy on collection day.

More information on our food recycling service.

But before you think of recycling your pumpkin, why not reuse it for something else?

Love Food Hate Waste have lots of great tips and recipies and you can even get involved with the first ever Pumpkin Festival right here in Oxford.

Have a look at all the great events happening between 30 October and 9 November 2014.

Oxford Pumpkin Festival


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.

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.

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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.


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 24 June 2014


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