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DRARA has an active Environmental Action Group, who amongst other things, publish regular Green Flash newsletters with ideas on how to live more sustainably in our community.

The Green Flash archive can be found here.

Environmental Action Group


The DRARA Environment Action Group (EAG) aims to support practical ways of reducing energy use and promote environmentally friendly lifestyles.

The Green Flashes compiled by the EAG and sent out via email (usually) monthly, cover such green topics as cycling and recycling, slow cooking, composting, and feeding and watching the birds.

The group have a couple of Street Gardening sessions each year when compost and plants are added to the tree pits (the beds round the trees).  DRARA also organises an Open Gardens event annually where local residents open their garden to their neighbours.

Members of the group also provide pots of beautiful flowers to decorate the tables for Meal in the Street and contribute to the Warneford Apple Day in the autumn, and run a plant stall at most DRARA street events.

If you would like to come and help with any of these activities, or for further information about the Environment Action Group, please contact


In our area, we have blue bins for recycling, small green bins for food recycling, green bins for non-recyclables and optionally (at an additional cost) brown bins for garden waste.


Our bin collections are on Thursdays, from 7am.  The green bucket for food waste is collected every week, and the other bins on alternate weeks.  We are in the RED zone for rubbish and recycling collections. 

You can sign up for text or email reminders for your bin collections, or find out your next bin collection day for each type of bin by going to the council website:

This website also includes useful advice on what should be put in each bin.

Rubbish and recycling collections


The Environmental Action Group organises DRARA's involvement in OxClean each year.  Find out about OxClean here:  

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