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A series of events with guidance on how to reduce waste.

From Monday 30 Jan – Saturday 4 Feb we’re planning a programme of events around ‘Reduce, Reuse & Recycle’. From talks from the South & Vale waste team and a drop-in session with SOHA Housing, to guidance on home composting and a ‘Nearly New’ sale, there’ll be a variety of ways to get involved over the week.

Monday 30th Jan Tuesday 31st Jan Wednesday 1st Feb Thursday 2nd Feb Friday 3rd Feb Saturday 4th Feb
11am – 2pm: ‘Getting Oxfordshire Online‘ Technology donation point in the Town Hall 7pm:

Reducing Our Single-use Footprint – What Really Works?  

Please note this talk has been postponed to the Great Big Green Week in June.

Online talk with Dr Caroline Wood.

Please register here: https://bit.ly/WTCReduceEvent

1pm: Guidance from the Oxford Garden Project on how to compost at home and grow food in small containers. Talk in the Town Hall. 11am – 1pm: Find out what the SOHA housing team are doing in terms of reducing, reusing & recycling in a drop in session in the Town Hall. 10am – 2pm: ‘Nearly New’ sale in the Town Hall.

Stalls are available for quality preloved and nearly new items – please email your interest to nearlynewwallingford@gmail.com

Talks in the Town Hall:

  • 10am: Low Carbon Hub
  • 11am: South & Vale Waste Team
  • 12.30pm: Community First Oxfordshire
11am – 2pm: Video Screenings with guidance on how to reduce energy usage in the home in the Town Hall 3 – 6pm: Community Book Exchange in the Town Hall. Please bring your unwanted books (max 10 per person please) and swap for a new favourite.

Donations can be dropped off in the lead up to the event to the Town Council office at 8a Castle Street, OX10 8DL during normal opening hours.

Recycling programme display in St Mary’s Church, which has been awarded a Silver Eco Church Award. 7pm:

‘Why Net Zero?’

Talk by Professor Myles Allen

Wallingford Town Hall

Prebooking essential: http://bit.ly/3jdJC1G

Guidance from Sustainable Wallingford on how to reduce, reuse & recycle, including tips on how to insulate your home and save on energy bills.
3:30pm – 4pm:Join Wallingford Library for a recycling themed Storytime followed by a craft activity making a bird feeder by re-using plastic bottles.

 

 

Please email, phone or message the library to book a place and bring along a plastic bottle or plastic milk carton

7pm:

Food: How to Waste Less and Compost the Rest

Online talk with Joanne Milton from Replenish Oxfordshire, please register here: https://bit.ly/WTCFoodWaste

10am – 12.30pm: Wallingford Local Producer’s Market

10:30am – 12pm Wallingford Allotments & Garden Society at Centre 70: Members will be on hand to answer any questions about growing fruit & vegetables. People who want to know more about having an allotment, or thinking of starting a veg patch in their garden, can put their names down on the 4th and they will arrange group visits to the allotments to explain how they work – how they can be used to feed the family and feed the soul!

Want to get involved? Let us know what you’re doing to reduce waste. Whether it be upcycling furniture, composting food waste, or buying second-hand – fill in and display a poster in your window: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Poster

We’ll be updating this timetable in the lead up to the event, so please check back for the most up to date information.

Other events also helping to reduce waste in Wallingford are:

  • Wallingford School’s ‘Wear & Share’ event, Thursday 26th Jan 3.30 – 5.30pm
  • Wildwood Wallingford’s regular furniture upcycling workshops
  • Riverside Repair Cafe

If your group, business or organisation would like to be involved in the series of events and talks, please email tourism@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk