Collaboration and flexibility forge re-use success. Local authorities in Oxfordshire have partnered with a local charity  to deliver a combined bulky waste collection service.


  • Partnership with Kathryn Turner Trust (KTT) a real success
  • Call centre referral system, re-use collection with KTT and Biffa collection contract
  • Trial diverted more than 1.4 tonnes of material from landfill in first six months

Setting up a partnership to deliver a re-use service can take many forms, but even a relatively modest collection service, across two authorities, with a small number of potential re-use partners, can find success. The approach taken by South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse authorities in working with a local third sector re-use organisation, the Kathryn Turner Trust, is both adaptive and new to Oxfordshire.