Drop-off points set up for unwanted electrical goods

RECYCLING centres in Oxfordshire now have places to drop off unwanted electrical items.

Waste chiefs have installed 28 recycling banks for small electrical items such as kettles, toasters and mobile phones.

The scheme – run with Electrolink – sees items broken up and plastic and metals recycled.

Oxford City Council executive member John Tanner, welcomed the scheme.

He said: “It is important we keep electrical stuff out of landfill, and at present Oxford residents can’t use their blue bin to recycle electrical equipment.”

In Oxford, the banks are in Cardigan Street, Jericho; Ferry Hinksey Road; Ferry Leisure Centre; Friars Wharf, Sainsbury’s at Heyford Hill; St Clement’s Street Car Park; Tesco’s in Cowley and Cowley Road, and Waitrose, Headington.

In West Oxfordshire, they are in Guildenford car park, Burford; the Co-op and Stanmore Crescent in Carterton; Marsh Lane car park, Clanfield; Aston Rd car park, Ducklington; Edington Square, Witney; Sainsbury's , Witney; Woodford Way, Witney; Back Lane car park, Eynsham; Hensington Rd, Woodstock.

They are also at Thame’s Cattlemarket car park; Wallingford’s Goldsmiths Lane car park; Kings Road, Henley; Sainsbury’s, Wantage; Peachcroft Shopping centre, Abingdon, and Gloucester Street car park, Faringdon.

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7:36am Tue 31 Jul 12

SNJ says...

This is good news. For anyone who wants to know the maximum capacity, I can tell them I managed to slip a computer scanner in easily a couple of weeks ago.

But they need emptying more often, as electrical items are big. The Headington one was full yesterday. I managed to get some computer leads in, but could feel all the other items nearly reaching the top.

All I want now is a bank big enough to take, say, a Flymo lawnmower....
This is good news. For anyone who wants to know the maximum capacity, I can tell them I managed to slip a computer scanner in easily a couple of weeks ago. But they need emptying more often, as electrical items are big. The Headington one was full yesterday. I managed to get some computer leads in, but could feel all the other items nearly reaching the top. All I want now is a bank big enough to take, say, a Flymo lawnmower.... SNJ
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9:27am Tue 31 Jul 12

West Oxon Webwatcher says...

A very good idea. At Hanborough our nearest point has been Diz's Pit - a round journey about 15 miles costing about £2 in fuel - hardly green, so until now, these small items have gone in the grey household bin for dumping.
As SNJ say somewhere for larger items would be welcome.
A very good idea. At Hanborough our nearest point has been Diz's Pit - a round journey about 15 miles costing about £2 in fuel - hardly green, so until now, these small items have gone in the grey household bin for dumping. As SNJ say somewhere for larger items would be welcome. West Oxon Webwatcher
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9:36am Tue 31 Jul 12

Gunslinger says...

None in the Vale then?
None in the Vale then? Gunslinger
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9:39am Tue 31 Jul 12

snert says...

I see the "Bicester" Advertiser forgot to mention the ones in Bicester. There is also one in Launton.
I see the "Bicester" Advertiser forgot to mention the ones in Bicester. There is also one in Launton. snert
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10:18am Tue 31 Jul 12

cupidstunt1976 says...

snert wrote:
I see the "Bicester" Advertiser forgot to mention the ones in Bicester. There is also one in Launton.
i used the headington one early yesterday... avoided the queues...
[quote][p][bold]snert[/bold] wrote: I see the "Bicester" Advertiser forgot to mention the ones in Bicester. There is also one in Launton.[/p][/quote]i used the headington one early yesterday... avoided the queues... cupidstunt1976
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8:03pm Wed 1 Aug 12

caversfield says...

Looks like you also forgot to mention WHERE the banks are in Bicester and Launtion snert. Bicester has more than one street.
Looks like you also forgot to mention WHERE the banks are in Bicester and Launtion snert. Bicester has more than one street. caversfield
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