Oxford City Council will be removing the recycling bring banks operated by ODS as residents now have access to a comprehensive kerbside collection of recycling, batteries and small electrical items.
For other ways to reuse, recycle and repair, textiles, small electricals and other household items, please see below:
We don’t currently recycle textiles at the kerbside. However, there are multiple options for residents to re-use and recycle their textiles across Oxford City.
For good quality and usable textiles include:
- Charity shops (most charity shops are happy to take a range of textiles and household items, as long as they’re clean and in good condition)
- Online second hand vendors, i.e. Shpock, Vinted, Depop, ebay
For any textiles:
- Bring banks on private land
- In-store retailers (e.g. Tesco and Dunelm)
- The Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Redbridge Recycling Centre, Old Abingdon Rd, Oxford OX1 4XG
As a very last resort, textiles can be disposed of in your green refuse bins.
Small electrical items and batteries
- Small electrical items and batteries can be recycled at the kerbside. Residents can place small electrical items and batteries in a separate carrier or clear bags on top of any of their bins or sacks, on their bin collection date. If residents are using carrier bags, the bags must be untied to allow the crews to see the contents.
- Batteries and electrical items must not be placed in either recycling or refuse bins.
- Large electricals can be disposed of via the ODS chargeable bulky waste collection service
- They can also be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Redbridge Recycling Centre, Old Abingdon Rd, Oxford OX1 4XG
- For those who reside in properties with a bin store, electrical items cannot be recycled at the kerbside. Batteries and electrical items must not be placed in either recycling or refuse bins.
- Batteries can be taken to local retailers that sell batteries and therefore must provide a take-back collection
- Small and large electrical items can be taken to the HWRC at Redbridge Recycling Centre, Old Abingdon Rd, Oxford OX1 4XG
- Review alternative options for electrical items below
Alternatives for re-use, repair and recycling electrical items
- Sell or donate on online marketplaces (e.g. Freegle or Facebook Marketplace)
- Local repair cafés
- Charity shops (some charities accept electrical items that are in good working condition)
- In-shop takeback schemes
Most charity shops are happy to take a range of textiles and household items, as long as they’re clean and in good condition. Items that are usually accepted in high street charity shops include: good quality clothes, shoes and bags; small electricals in working condition; books, CDs and DVDs. If you’re unsure about whether you can donate certain items, please contact your chosen charity shop before visiting.
Please use our Google map search below to find your nearest charity shop.
The Google map below shows you the bring banks that are being removed, as well as charity shops that can accept textiles and household items in good condition.