A series of swap shops are to take place throughout Oxfordshire in March, aimed at reducing the amount of rubbish that is sent to landfill sites.
The cashless give and take events are being run by the volunteer-led Community Action Groups (CAGs) that work with the Oxfordshire communities.
Participants do not need to bring anything in order to take goods away and can bring without taking. The whole aim is to find good homes for unwanted items that would otherwise end up being thrown in the bin.
The CAGs were the first of their kind in the country and were set up by the Recycling Consortium in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council. The model is now being copied in other parts of Britain.
Around 13 groups have signed up for the countrywide swap shop on March 4, with activities held in clubs, community halls or as street events.
For more information on locations or how to run a swap shop in your local area, contact Moira Dorey on 01865 815871.