Weekly food waste recycling

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.

Order a kitchen caddy or food bin

NEW! You can line your food caddy with plastic bags (eg carrier bags, pedal bin liners, bread / salad bags) or compostable liners, newspaper or kitchen roll.

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Raw and uncooked meat  Black bin bags
Fish, meat and bones Hard plastics such as punnets of fruit or packets of bacon
Cooking oil, fat and lard  Any household recycling
Bread, cakes and pastries  Any household, DIY or hazardous waste 
Rice, pasta and beans Dog waste, cat litter or dead animals
'Gone off' food  
Tea bags and coffee grounds  
Fruit and vegetable peelings  
Pet food   
Plate scrapings  

Your food waste bin should be put out by the kerbside by 6am on your collection day. For legal and safety reasons, bins must be removed from public paths as soon as possible after collection.

Food waste bins

Householders are supplied with a:

  • a 7 litre kitchen food caddy for leftovers, peelings and any other food waste
  • small 24 litre outside lidded bin for food waste to be transferred from your kitchen caddy and put out for collection

Most communal bin users empty their kitchen caddy straight into a red communal food waste bin instead of having a separate outside food waste bins. If you do not have a food caddy or a food waste lidded bin at home you can order them for free by:

Food waste to fertiliser

James Price is one of the local farmers who has seen the benefits of food waste recycling first hand
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NEW recycling service changes from October

We're making changes to your recycling collections. Please check your bin calendar carefully
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West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB