Less than two weeks left to enter: win £250 in Love2Shop vouchers with ODS’ Recycling Heroes competition

Published: Wednesday, 17th November 2021

There are now only two weeks left to enter the ODS Recycling Heroes competition.

ODS are looking for residents to do something amazing with recycling, take a photo or video of their creation, and post it on the Oxford Recycles social media page. The best entry, as decided by our panel of judges, will win £250 in Love2Shop vouchers. The deadline for entries is 30 November.

Be a recycling hero

Entering couldn’t be easier. 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.

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. Full details can be found at the City Council's recycling and waste page.

A commitment to reduce waste 

The competition is part of ODS’ ongoing commitment to reduce waste and increase the number of people who recycle within Oxford, bringing communities together to care for the environment.

Oxford currently recycles over 52 per cent of its waste, also turning non-recyclable waste into energy to power tens of thousands of homes. ODS and the City Council want to inspire more people to reduce, reuse and recycle, and help Oxford become an even more sustainable city. That’s why they have launched #recyclingheroes to help shift people’s idea of what recycling can do.

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.

“We know that Oxford City is one of the highest performing cities of its type when it comes to recycling, with a recycling rate of 52.44 per cent this year. But we want to lead by example, and engage with the community to do even more. The city wants to exceed targets and inspire other cities to follow this lead.”

Councillor Lubna Arshad, Cabinet Member for Parks and Waste Reduction

The competition 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, RecycleforOxford on Facebook and @Recycle4Oxford on Instagram. Full information and the terms and conditions will be found at the recycling and waste page.