Vape disposal

It is estimated that around 150,000 disposable vapes are thrown away in Oxfordshire every week. Oxford Brookes is participating in a new trial with Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Oxford City Council to promote safe disposal of vapes and reduce environmental contamination. Specialised recycling bins for vapes are now available across campuses and accommodation sites.

Vapes should not be thrown in general waste or standard recycling bins, as they can cause fires and pollution. Please use these designated vape bins instead at the following locations:

Type of Bin




Clive Booth Student Village Reception

John Garne Way, Headington, Oxford OX3 0FN


Warneford Hall Reception

Warneford Hall, Roosevelt Dr, Headington, Oxford OX3 7XA


Westminster Hall

Harcourt Hill Campus, Harcourt Hill, Oxford OX2 9AT


Crescent Hall Reception

Crescent Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2NS


Paul Kent Hall Reception

James Wolfe Rd, Oxford OX4 2WA


Brookes Sport, Reception, Headington Campus

Oxford Brookes University, Cheney Ln, Headington, Oxford OX3 0GB


Brookes Sport, Reception, Harcourt Hill Campus

Brookes Sport, Oxford OX2 9AT


Wheatley Campus Canteen

College Cl, Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1HX


Marston Road Site Reception

Jack Straw's Ln, Marston, Oxford OX3 0FL


Headington Campus courtyard

Headington Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BP

Please be aware that Oxford Brookes University's premises are designated as no smoking areas and any provision for smokers is concessionary and in general without risk to non-smokers. This also applies to all forms of vaping and e-cigarettes in the same way, with further information on the no smoking policy and support available to quit available on our website.

To find your nearest recycling point, you can also use the online Recycle Your Electricals site . Oxfordshire County Council also provide an online Waste Wizard search to advise on the best ways to repair, reuse or recycle items..

In January 2024, the UK Government announced plans to ban disposable vape with further information available via the press release published online. The disposable vape bins on Oxford Brookes' campuses and halls of residence will remain in place until this proposed legislation passes into UK law.