Reuse & reduce your waste

Choose to reuse in Oxfordshire

Give your unwanted items a new home! Reusing materials helps to extend a products life and reduces the need to make new items saving valuable resources.

Where can I donate items for reuse?            

Sobell House Hospice charity will collect furniture and soft furnishings for reuse at their Witney and Kidlington warehouses. For more information please:

Emmaus is a charity who collect furniture from anywhere in Oxfordshire for sale in their shop. For more information please:

Bicester Green Sustainability Centre will accept donations of furniture, bicycles and small electrical items for reuse and repair. For more information please:

Online resources

There are many ways to reuse unwanted items by using online exchange websites such as:

Reduce your waste

Love Food Hate Waste

We support the national Love Food Hate Waste campaign to help prevent food from going to waste. For lots of recipe ideas, hints and tips please

Real nappies

Of the many thousands of tonnes of rubbish buried under Oxfordshire's countryside, around 10% is soiled disposable nappies. Real nappies are reusable cloth nappies that come in a fantastic range of gorgeous colours and designs and are really easy to use. For more information and to use a free trial kit

Junk mail

You can reduce the junk mail you receive by registering with the Mailing Preference Service, who will arrange for your details to be taken off the mailing lists of companies sending unsolicited mail. To register for this service please:

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, please:



A-Z of waste & recycling

A comprehensive list of what can and can not be recycled in West Oxfordshire
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West Oxfordshire District Council
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