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The Mix is open during lockdown, for collection of free food Goody Bags during the week. However, we have taken the decision to close on Saturday mornings (from 9th Jan), for refills of detergents and toiletries and for recycling of crisp, biscuit and choc wrappers through the Terracycle scheme: please save your wrappers at home if you can, for when we can accept them again.
Our current opening times:
- Mondays 4 – 6 pm (goody bag collection only)
- Wednesdays 10.30 am – 12 noon (goody bag collection only)
- Fridays 10.30 am – 12 noon (goody bag collection only)
- TEMPORARILY CLOSED on Saturdays (SESI refills & detergents and Terracycle recycling)
This year, we have concentrated our efforts on distributing surplus food to the local community, prioritising those in most need – find out more on The Mix Community Fridge page. Thanks to the generosity of your donations, the support of local supermarkets and distributors, and the amazing support of volunteers. Our Repair Cafe techs have been fixing up old laptops, to pass on to students needing a device to learn from home – we’re collecting again: more info here.
The Mix is a community space run by Sustainable Wantage, which aims to provide practical ways to live more sustainably and bring our local community together – read our story.
When we reopen fully, you’ll be able to use our crafts Resource Bank, attend sustainability workshops and fix stuff at our Repair Cafe. Until then, join us on Zoom for virtual Repair Cafe Events, where our volunteer technicians will help you diagnose your faulty items. View our Events Calendar here.
In the meantime, join us for monthly Green Drinks discussions, which happen on the last Wednesday of every month – now via Zoom! Talks are around sustainable themes and everyone is welcome.