By Sophie Martin, Love Oxted
October is a busy month in Oxted: we’ll be running a Halloween trail around the shops during half-term, with an opportunity for you to vote for your favourite Halloween shop window, plus a Spooky Saturday of fun on 28 October, with ghouls and ghosts around the town between 14:00 and 16:00, and a fancy dress parade and prize-giving at 16:00.
October is also the month for National Recycle Week, which runs from the 16th until the 22nd.
The theme for 2023 is The Big Recycling Hunt – a week-long campaign that aims to encourage us all to recycle more of the right things. The focus is on ‘missed capture’ items: recyclable objects that are commonly missed in the home, including empty aerosols, food tins, plastic cleaning and toiletries bottles, pots, tubs and trays. Yes, you can recycle them!
Follow Hamways’ example: recycle soft plastics by placing a clear bag next to your existing recycling bins, then head to Waitrose or the Co-op in Oxted who have dedicated bins for them, making it easy for you all to make a difference.
Or follow The Deli’s example and simply do your best to make zero plastic waste – if they can do it, so can you!
Follow @loveoxted on social media for updates and info on all the goings on this October.