Recycling Heroes competition

Oxford! Don your capes and answer the call - it’s time to become #RecyclingHeroes!

This competition has now ended. Congratulations to Mae Mitchell, our winner! You can see the winning entry

ODS, in partnership with Oxford City Council, are inviting the residents of Oxford to enter our online competition to become Oxford’s best recycler - with a chance to win £250 in Love2Shop vouchers.

If you are a resident of Oxford, with a passion for recycling, you need to get your creative powers flowing and show us how amazing you can be with your recyclables including bottles, cans, cardboard and garden trimmings.

Will you build a recycling robot made of old bottles and cans? Can your pet beat a homemade cardboard obstacle course? ODS want to see your fantastic creations and superpowered feats of strength - but remember to be safe - as with great creativity comes great responsibility.

How to Enter

The competition will run from Tuesday 28 September to Tuesday 30 November 2021, giving you plenty of time to collect your recycling and do something amazing with it.

The competition involves taking a photo or video of you or your family doing something fun and exciting in the name of recycling, or showing off how much they recycle compared to what they throw away in the general waste. 

Heroes will need to submit a video or photos to the Oxford Recycles Facebook page or to Oxford Recycles on Twitter with a tweet including the handle (@Recycle4Oxford). Entry submissions must be submitted by someone who has followed or liked the relevant social media page and the video must contain recycling related content. The entry text must include the hashtag #RecyclingHeroes. Full details on how to enter the competition can be found at the top of this page.

Our panel of judges will watch the whole city’s entries and decide who will win £250 of Love2Shop vouchers.

Why we all should be #RecyclingHeroes

Remember, every hero needs to play their part. ODS and its partners’ aim is to increase the number of people who recycle within Oxford and bring communities together to care for the environment. ODS and the City Council would like more people to recycle and help Oxford become an even more sustainable city.

Residents can use the hashtag #RecyclingHeroes to share their videos and images on social media and explain what recycling means to them and to the environment.

Councillor Lubna Arshad, Cabinet Member for Parks and Waste Reduction, said: “We are very proud of what our residents contribute to making Oxford a great city to live, work and visit. The Recycling Heroes competition celebrates this, and we hope it encourages everyone in Oxford to do much more recycling so that we live in a cleaner, greener city and inspire this great example to other cities.”

See our competition rules, terms and condition.