Garden waste recycling

Garden waste collections cost £30 per bin, per year and alternate with household rubbish collections

To receive this fortnightly service, you need to sign up and pay. This can be done quickly and easily online with your credit or debit card. Alternatively, call 01993 861025.

Sign up for garden waste collection

Please read the garden waste terms and conditions

Please note: We are unable to accept cheque or cash payments for garden waste licences.

You can pay at any point during the year but the £30 annual charge runs from 1 April - 31 March. Register early to take advantage of the maximum number of collections over the year.

If you require a garden waste bin please call us.

Only garden waste should be put in your bin. No plastic, paper or compostable bags.

 Yes pleaseNo thanks
Bark and wood shavings Anything plastic including plant pots, bags, bottles or trays
Grass cuttings, hedge clippings and prunings Compost bags
Hay/straw from animal bedding of vegetarian pets (eg rabbits, guinea pigs etc) Cat litter, dog waste, dead animals
Leaves and plant material    Food waste (raw or cooked) including fruit, salad or vegetable peelings
Shrubs, flowers and houseplants Household rubbish, DIY or hazardous waste
Soil bound roots Invasive weeds (eg Japanese Knotweed, Ragwort etc)
Tree trunks, twigs and branches up to 15cm in diameter  Paper and cardboard
Weeds (non-invasive) Polystyrene
Wind fallen fruit (from garden fruit tree) Soil, turf, stone and rubble
Christmas trees (cut into 30cm sections and put inside bin) Timber, laminate and chipboard

Compost bins and water butts

Visit the Recycle Now website(opens in a new window) for more information on:

  • Setting up a compost bin
  • Making compost
  • Using your compost

Buy a discounted home composter or water butt

We have teamed up with Get Composting to offer West Oxfordshire residents:

  • Home composters  - from £17.98 (+£5.99 delivery)
  • Water butts - from £24.98 (+£5.99 delivery)

To buy a compost bin, or view the wide range of composting accessories, available:

What happens to your recycling

How your recycling, food waste and garden waste is collected and what happens to it
Find out more

Household waste & recycling centres (tips)

Bulky or excess recycling and rubbish can be taken to waste and recycling centres (tips)
Find out more

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  • Local maps
  • Nearest planning applications
  • Council tax bands & charges

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West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB