The competition will involve residents capturing their recycling skills in a photo or video, with the best entry winning £250 in LoveToShop vouchers.
The aim is to increase the number of people who recycle within Oxford and bring communities together to care for the environment. Oxford currently sends none of its household waste to landfill, instead using energy recovery to turn Oxford’s household waste into energy to power homes. ODS and the City Council would like more people to recycle and help Oxford become an even more sustainable city.
Submit your photo or video
To enter the competition, residents of Oxford need to take a photo or video of themselves 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. Examples could include:
- doing your recycling dressed up as a recycling superhero
- creating amazing trick shots to get those bottles into your recycling bin
- showing us how much you recycle each week.
We have a high recycling rate, but we can do more
Although Oxfordshire currently has one of the highest recycling rates in the country, the city wants to exceed targets and inspire other cities to follow this lead. Recycling, especially food waste, supports the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from landfill. As well as saving money, recycling also reduces energy and water use and helps preserve our world’s finite resources.
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.
“We are very proud of what our residents contribute to making Oxford a great city to live and work in. 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 show this great example to other cities.”
Councillor Lubna Arshad, Cabinet Member for Parks and Waste Reduction
The competition begins on 28 September and closes on 30 November. It will be judged by a three-person panel, including an independent judge, to be confirmed. The winner will be announced on 7 December. Residents can use these social media links to enter the competition: @Recycle4Oxford on Twitter, Recycle4Oxford on Facebook and @Recycle4Oxford on Instagram. Full information and the terms and conditions will be found on our recycling page.