Website is A to Z of what can be done with waste

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OXON’s recycling body has launched a new website designed to show people what they can do with unwanted items rather than sending them to a landfill site.

The new website was launched on Wednesday, October 26 to help people in the county reduce, reuse and recycle almost anything.

Produced by Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP) the Recycling A-Z website collates contacts for chairties whihch can make money out of unwanted item and find out all the things they can do to keep it out of landfill.

Local charities and organisations involved in reusing unwanted items came together at local charity Emmaus’ Oxford’s Secondhand Superstore to launch the site.

Wyon Stansfeld, director at Emmaus said: “We get lots of people donating their unwanted items to us and others coming to buy perfectly reasonable secondhand items at cheap prices.

“We hope the new A-Z will mean more people think about how their items can generate money for charities such as ourselves rather than simply putting them in landfill.”

Cllr Lorraine Lindsay-Gale is chairman for OWP, she says: “The public are always asking us how to get rid of particular item and we hope this new online A-Z will help answer those questions and highlight just how many things can be reused and recycled across the county.”

In addition to recycling and reuse options, the website also links to hire shops and organisations that repair broken items.

Mrs Lindsay-Gale added: “The general public really embrace all initiatives that are put in place to help them to be greener with their waste.

“We hope the new guide will not only increase recycling but mean more people consider repairing a broken item rather than simply throwing it away and buying a new one.”

The Recycling A-Z can be found at www.oxfordshirewaste.gov.uk from Wednesday October, 26