What do I do with … ?
How to dispose of materials for re-use or recycling in and around Wallingford
The Oxfordshire County Council waste recycling centre at Oakley Wood accepts a wide range of household recyclables and waste for no charge. Non-household waste is accepted for a small charge, see the price list on charging for non-household waste.
Kerbside recycling is provided by our Distrct Council, South Oxfordshire, who also provide a list of accepted items.
We have been instrumental in encouraging shops to provide recycling points for other items which cannot easily be recycled. You can recycle printer cartridges at Higgs in Castle Street, spectacles at all opticians, and batteries in supermarkets or a kerbsite collections, (but our collection point at Champions was the first!). New developments are crisp packets at Sportswize, and plastic baby food pouches Paddocks pre-school
Many items may be useful to other people- try the community groups Freecycle; trashnothing;and Wallingford Piper sales
- Baby food pouches – Paddocks pre-school, Paddock Road,Wallingford
- Batteries – collection points in shops that sell batteries in significant quantities eg Tescos, Waitrose
- Bicycles – Freecycle , Teehouse School, Cholsey
- BRITA Water Filters – Champions, Robert Dyas
- Bubblewrap – most charity shops
- Computer equipment – offer on Freecycle or Wallingford Piper sales or charities such as Age UK
- Crisp Packets – Sportswize, Wallingford
- Electrical items – Freecycle, Oakley Wood Recycling Centre, OCVA (01865-763698), several charity shops, if they are in working order and have a CE mark
- Engine Oil – Oakley Wood Recycling Centre
- Fridges & Freezers – Oakley Wood Recycling Centre; Freecycle
- Furniture – Sue Ryder charity shop, Freecycle, Emmaus
- Garden Waste – compost at home, Oakley Wood Recycling Centre, SODC Garden Waste collection
- Glass – SODC green bin, bottle banks or Oakley Wood Recycling Centre
- Paint – Orinoco 01865 761113
- Printer cartridges – take to Higgs Stationers in Castle Street, Wallingford
- Records – audio-visual bank in Goldsmiths Lane car park, Freecycle, charity shops
- Scrap metal – Oakley Wood Recycling Centre, scrap metal merchants eg at Brightwell
- Shoes – shoe banks, charity shop
- Spectacles – any opticians.
- Stamps -post to WWF, Regional Support Unit, Freepost SCE 729, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1BR
More information on SODC’s website
The Oxfordshire Waste Partnership’s Waste A to Z