Household rubbish

Household rubbish is emptied fortnightly from grey wheelie bins (alternating with recycling collections).

If you have sack collections because you are unable to store a wheelie bin at your property your household rubbish will be collected weekly.

Please ensure that your wheelie bin lid shuts fully and that it is put 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.

Household rubbish bin

What to put in your household rubbish bin

  • Nappies   
  • Sanitary products
  • Polystyrene  
  • Crisp and sweet packets
  • Dog waste / cat waste
  • Tissues/ kitchen roll
  • Food pouches (foil lined) 
  • Plastic film, bubble wrap and cling film
  • Carrier bags

Please place food waste into your food bin, not your rubbish bin.

For details of how to recycle the rest of your waste see the:

Excess rubbish

We do not collect excess household rubbish in addition to the standard bins. If you have excess waste please take it to Dix Pit Household Waste and Recycling Centres.


Disposable nappies take up a huge amount of space in your bin. Reusable nappies are environmentally friendly and can save you money. You can also 'try before you buy'. For more information visit:

If you do use disposable nappies, please try to flush solid soil down the toilet and tightly wrap the nappies into a small bundle before putting them into the bin.

What happens to your rubbish

Waste collected in the grey rubbish bins is taken to the Ardley Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) for processing.

Household waste & recycling centres (tips)

Bulky or excess recycling and rubbish can be taken to waste and recycling centres (tips)
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What happens to your recycling

How your recycling, food waste and garden waste is collected and what happens to it
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A-Z of waste & recycling

A comprehensive list of what can and can not be recycled in West Oxfordshire
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West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB