You can once again donate electrical goods to be repaired or reused at some Oxfordshire libraries. 

Oxfordshire County Council has restarted the scheme, which was suspended while libraries were operating a click-and-collect service only.

Drop-off points for unwanted small electrical items in good condition are available in Banbury, Bicester, Witney, Oxfordshire County Library in the Westgate Centre, Cowley and Blackbird Leys.

A crate will be provided at the library entrance. The items will be collected by Bicester Green or Orinoco, two local charities who help reuse and recycle waste.

Volunteers will make minor repairs, test items for electrical safety and they will be sold on to benefit the charities.

The drop-off point is for small items only – such as kettles and radios. The libraries are not able to accept televisions, monitors, microwaves, white goods or fridges and freezers, or anything damaged beyond repair.

People are asked to remove any disposable batteries except rechargeable lithium-ion batteries – such as in cordless power tools or mobile phones.

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