Household recycling

From October 2017

Blue-lidded wheelie bins and black recycling boxes are currently being provided to all households in West Oxfordshire. These will be collected fortnightly (food waste is collected weekly).

From October here’s how your bin collections will look:

We'll collect recycling, glass, food and garden waste one week. And your rubbish and food waste the next.

Please ensure that your bins and boxes are put by the kerbside by 6am on your collection day and remove from public paths as soon as possible after collection.

Please check your new bin calendar carefully

Some householders bin days are changing from October so we can make the collection rounds more efficient. We’re sending a new calendar and recycling guide on 20 September. Please check yours carefully.

Find out more about the new service changes

Quick guide to recycling

Please rinse any food waste from items before putting out for recycling.

What can and cannot be recycled Recycling wheelie bin Recycling box 1:
Glass
Recycling box 2:
Small electricals
Yes please Aerosols
Aluminium foil
Tins & cans
Card & cardboard
Cartons & Tetrapaks
Paper (including magazines, newspaper, shredded paper)
Plastic tubs, food trays, bottles and tops
Glass bottles and glass jars For anything small which has:
- A plug
- Batteries
- Needs charging
For example:
Kettles, hairdryers,
mobile phones, radios etc

Please wrap and secure
cables with an elastic band or tape
No thank you Animal waste / cat litter
Bubblewrap, clingfilm
Crisp & sweet wrappers
Flyaway plastics eg carriers bags, plastic film
Food waste
Garden pots
Household rubbish
Jiffy bags
Pet food pouches
Polystyrene

Broken glass
Drinking glasses
Lighbulbs
Pyrex glass
Sheet glass
Anything larger than the recycling box
Batteries
Television & computer screens

 

Other recyclable items

We will also collect the following items when put out with your recycling bin on your collection day:

Item How to recycle
Textiles & shoes In a bag (clear if possible) alongside recycling bin
Cooking oil In a separate, sealed and labelled plastic container (5 litre max) alongside recycling bin
Engine oil In a separate, sealed and labelled plastic container (5 litre max) alongside recycling bin
Batteries In a labelled, used envelope on top of recycling bin lid
Car batteries Contact us to arrange free collection

For a more detailed list of what can be recycled in West Oxfordshire:

Postcode search

Look up your:

  • Councillor(s)
  • Local maps
  • Nearest planning applications
  • Council tax bands & charges

& Download your waste calendar 

 

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NEW recycling service changes from October

We're making changes to your recycling collections. Please check your bin calendar carefully
Find out more


West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB