What am I not allowed to share on OLIO?


You are not allowed to share food that is past its ‘Use By’ date. We do not encourage anyone to supply food that has passed its “Use By” date, the date marked on perishable foods indicating the recommended date by which it should be used or consumed. If you’re a business it is illegal to sell or give away food after its Use By date.

There are guidelines, but generally speaking, if it’s food you would eat, then it’s okay for OLIO. 


You are not allowed to share fake or counterfeit goods, animals, controlled substances (including but not limited to solvents, weapons or fireworks). 


As a zero waste company OLIO permits users to share knives such as kitchen knives in accordance with local laws. However, this does not include knives that are disguised or designed as weapons. It is also your responsibility to ensure that the person you are giving the knife to is over 18 years of age. Although OLIO is an over 18s app, users should never share if they are concerned that the user may be under 18.

Prescription medication

OLIO does not allow the exchange of prescription medication in accordance with local laws. If you are in doubt whether medication is available on prescription, you should check first with a chemist. 

Medicines available over the counter including painkillers, cold & fever, allergens are all OK to share. All over the counter medication must be posted within it's use-by date and details of age restrictions should be added to the listing.