Residents in Oxford will be able to recycle electricals when they see a pink recycling bank, reports

There are now 18 pink recycling bins in Oxford, with the latest one added at Hockmore Street in the city’s Cowley neighbourhood. Some of the other ones available include bins on Cardigan Street in Jericho, Townsend Square on Donnington Bridge Road and St Nicholas Road in Littlemore.

John Tanner, executive board member of Cleaner Greener Oxford, pointed out that when buying new electrical items such as televisions, the shop should take away the old model, but sometimes people are left with these WEEE products (Waste, Electronic and Electrical Equipment).

He said: “Cowley residents will be in the pink when they want to get rid of a broken electric toothbrush or burnt-out hairdryer. Just look out for the pink recycling bin. These days all electrical items can be recycled.”

According to, Cowley is a central focus of the Cleaner Greener Oxford campaign in the first three months of 2013; in addition to the new recycling banks, new bins with cigarette disposal features are being installed across the area.

Further work is being carried out to remove graffiti from the walls and get rid of chewing gum by doing ‘deep cleans’ on a number key spots. The initiative also involves some horticultural work – seeds are to be planted in some parts while untidy shrubs will be cut back.

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