Aim. The Oxford Circular Collective is a Community Action Group of keen volunteers who act to implement a viable example of a local sustainable circular economy in a carbon-neutral, healthy and fun way.
Our goal is to offer to residents of Oxford City a convenient and low-carbon ‘consumer-to-organisation’ collection service, for used post-consumption products and materials, that retains their highest value.
Householders can book our bike-trailer collection service for small items that are no longer needed – focusing on reusable or repairable ones. We do this for free, yet donations are welcome! – see the button below.
We sort the items into the main circular streams: reuse > repair > recycle > upcycle > refuse (energy recovery via incineration).
We deliver them back into the “system”, focusing on local sustainable and socio-environmental reuse, repair and recycling organisations or community action groups.
Occasionally we organise events and workshops, such as upcycling sessions, swap-shops, guest speakers, litter picking, etc. This is to raise awareness of our group and of our vision.
And of course, in the meantime we get a pretty good exercise and fun social time!
We strive to build a creative civilisation in which we no longer think of used and unuseful-to-us items as ‘waste’, yet as a ‘surplus’ that would become resources once again for other systems, once we’ve taken them to the right place.
We are currently based in Oxford, but we are looking to inspire grassroot groups all over the world.