* UPDATE: Garden waste collections have been suspended to enable our crews to concentrate on picking up waste and recycling. Collections resume 9 January 2018.*
Blue-lidded wheelie bins and black recycling boxes are provided to all households in West Oxfordshire. These are collected fortnightly (food waste is collected weekly).
Here’s how your bin collections look:
Please ensure that your wheelie bin lid shuts fully and that all bins / boxes are put by the kerbside by 6am on your collection day and removed from public paths as soon as possible after collection.
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:|
|Recycling box 2: |
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
- Needs charging
mobile phones, radios etc
Please wrap and secure
cables with an elastic band or tape
|No thank you||Animal waste / cat litter
Crisp & sweet wrappers
Flyaway plastics eg carriers bags, plastic film
Pet food pouches
|Anything larger than the recycling box
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 carrier 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:
Unwanted black recycling boxes
These are good for storage in the loft or garden but if you do not want them you can either:
- Drop your boxes into our offices / Town Centre Shop in Witney, or The Guildhall in Chipping Norton; or
- Call 01993 861025 or complete our online form and we will arrange collection.
Bigger and smaller recycling bins - February 2018
If after flattening cardboard and squashing cans, tins and plastics you continually find you have excess recycling, you can apply for a larger bin. These will be available in February 2018.
Smaller bins will also be available from this date.
To register your interest, please call 01993 861025.