Recycle your old gardening tools at Oxon waste centres

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A NEW tool recycling trial in Oxon aims to give unwanted tools a new home, keeping them out of landfill.

Until now until June 11, all seven household waste recycling centres in the county will take in good-quality garden and hand tools and pass them to Oxford-based charity Orinoco, which will distribute them to be reused by schools, charity groups, gardening projects and other organisations.

Rebecca Lake, from Oxon County Council, said: “We hope that people buying new DIY or gardening tools will donate their old ones and give them a new lease of life.

“If the trial works we will look to supply Orinoco with tools on a regular basis.”

Power tools cannot be accepted.