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Headington Swap Shop

Headington Swap Shop

Swap Shops take place on the third Saturday of every month, from 11am to 1pm at Gladstone Road Community Centre.

Swap Shops are a great opportunity to drop off your unwanted but re-usable items which are in good condition (including electrical items), and/or take away something else which you will find useful. You don't have to bring something to take something away – and you don't have to take anything if you bring something. Everything is free, so come along and join the fun!

All leftover items will be kept for the next swap, offered to local charities, recycled, or as a last resort, sent to landfill for disposal. All items are weighed in and out of the swap shop, so that we have a record of how much we helped to recycle and prevent going to landfill, to give us a warm fuzzy feeling.

Please only bring items which are re-usable, non-hazardous and clean.

During Swap Shop hours we also run the Glad Community Café, which serves hot and cold drinks, and delicious home-made cakes and samosa.

In 2009–10, Swap Shops in Headington received goods amounting to 5681 kg and sent only 248.5 kg (4.4%) to landfill, significantly reducing landfill emissions of greenhouse gases. A total of 1365 people attended the Swap Shops.

The Swap Shop also holds special Games Grabs for children's toys and games during the summer holidays, using the same principles.

For more information, contact Tanya