Reduce and reuse your waste
Send unwanted items to be reused
These charities will take donations of furniture to reuse:
- The Sobell House Hospice charity will collect furniture and soft furnishings for reuse at their Witney and Kidlington warehouses
- Emmaus collect furniture from anywhere in Oxfordshire for sale in their shop
- Bicester Green Sustainability Centre will accept donations of furniture, bicycles and small electrical items for reuse and repair
Reduce your waste
The Love food, hate Waste website has tips and recipes to help reduce your food waste.
Disposable nappies account for around 10% of waste. Reusable nappies are environmentally friendly and can save you money. Recycle for Oxfordshire has information on the different real nappy schemes available.
Junk mail and telephone directories
You can reduce the junk mail you receive by registering with the Mailing Preference Service. They will arrange for your details to be taken off the mailing lists of companies sending unsolicited mail. You can call them on 0207 291 3310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can cancel your telephone directory home delivery and look online instead. To cancel Yellow Pages, call Freephone 0800 671 444. To cancel the Thomsons Local Directory, call 01252 555 555 or email email@example.com.