Changes to WODC recycling serviceWest Oxfordshire District Council are responsible for collecting our household recycling.  They have published a guide Your recycling service explained and an online A-Z comprehensive list of what you can and can't recycle in West Oxfordshire.

WODC also provide the Community Recycling Banks at the Spendlove carpark, if you find these banks full then please contact WODC on 01993 861020.

Oxfordshire County Council provide the Household Waste Recycling Centres where there are also energy from waste and landfill skips. The closest one to Charlbury is Dix Pit  at Stanton Harcourt which is about 5 miles south of Witney. OCC have published an A-Z to explain what to put into the various recycling containers and what has to be go into the landfill or energy from waste skips. A general rule seems toPlastic plant pots be that general waste items larger than a suitcase go into the bulky waste skip for landfill and that smaller items go into the energy from waste skip.

20/11/17 - Reduce, reuse, reboot: why electronic recycling must up its game With global e-waste projected to hit 50m tonnes next year, consumers need to put pressure on technology firms to make their products more repairable.

22/07/16 - Call to coffee chains to reuse cups as 2.5 billion dumped every year Coffee shop chains must go “further and faster” to develop recyclable cups as new research reveals more than 2.5 billion are thrown away in the UK every year - enough to go around the world five-and-a-half times.

14/02/13 - UK screwcap recycling rate half that of Germany’s  Germany disposes less than 20% of all aluminium screw bottle tops used, while the UK discards as much as 60%, and some countries around 80%. Re-using aluminium requires 95% less energy than would be used in its primary production.

07/02/13 - The circular economy: big in Japan  When it comes to the ways in which stuff is made, consumed, and disposed of, there’s a lot the UK could learn from Japan.

03/12/12 - VIDEO: Lord de Mauley announces 'Rags to Riches' campaign.  Speaking at the Lawrence M Barry (LMB) Clothes Recycling Centre in Canning Town, London, the minister said he wanted to draw attention to the economic and environmental potential of recycling and reusing clothes that are no longer wanted as part of the Government’s commitment to a zero waste economy.