Commercial waste & recycling

It is the responsibility of all businesses to have their waste collected by an authorised waste carrier.

The District Council is an authorised waste carrier and we offer competitively priced rates. To discuss your requirements:

Waste and recycling service

  • General recycling – eg paper, cardboard, tins, cans, glass, plastic bottles/containers
  • Food waste recycling
  • Waste removal
  • Flexible collection dates

We can also provide waste and recycling collections for events in West Oxfordshire including bin delivery, information and signage.


The collection prices below are fully inclusive - there is no additional cost for VAT, bin rental, administration, collection, disposal and duty of care.

All necessary legal documentation is provided and you can be pay via:

  • Invoice (twice a year); or
  • Monthly by Direct Debit

Cost per collection 2019-20

Bin sizeFood waste recycling*RecyclingWaste
23L bin £3.46 - -
140L bin £4.30 - -
240L bin £5.04 £4.20 £6.43
360L bin £5.92 £6.51 £9.92
660L bin £8.11 £9.00 £12.93
1100L bin - £12.78 £18.32
Sack or sticker - £2.08 £2.52

* Food waste bin liners are available to buy. Contact us for more details.

Sacks and stickers are available from:

  • Burford Town Council, The Tolsey, 126 High Street, Burford, OX18 4QU
  • Carterton Town Council, Town Hall, 19 Alvescot Road, Carterton, OX18 3JL
  • The Guildhall, Goddards Lane, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NJ
  • The Town Centre Shop, 3 Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JH
  • Woodstock Town Council, The Town Hall, Market Square, Woodstock, OX20 1SL


We collect Monday to Friday on a frequency to suit your needs.

Recycling and waste - what you need to do

  • Bins need to be put out by 6am on collection day.
  • Recycling should only be put in your recycling bin loose or in clear sacks, not in black bags.

What can and cannot be recycled

Bin typeYes pleaseNo thanks
Recycling bin
  • Aerosols
  • Aluminium foil
  • Cartons and tetrapaks
  • Glass bottles and jars 
  • Paper, card and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, food trays and pots including:
  • HDPE, PET, PVC and PP eg drinks bottles, bleach bottles, yoghurt pots
  • Tins and cans
  • Blue roll and kitchen towel
  • Cling film and plastic film
  • Bubble wrap
  • Crisp packets and sweet wrappers
  • Food waste
  • Hard plastic eg plastic pipes and garden pots
  • Tissues and tissue paper
  • Wires
  • Wood
Food waste bin
  • ALL food waste - cooked or raw including:
  • Fish, meat and bones
  • Cooking oil, fat and lard
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • 'Gone off' food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Pet food
  • Plate scrapings
  • Non-food items
  • Glass

Download a poster for your workplace:

Waste contamination - what's the problem?

Putting the wrong items in the wrong bin causes recyclable material to become ‘contaminated’ and can lead to it being rejected by our re-processor.

What happens if I put something I shouldn’t in my recycling bin?

We won’t empty your recycling bin if it contains non-recyclable materials. It will be your responsibility to remove the offending item(s) and put them in your waste bin.

Alternatively, you can contact us to empty this bin as waste instead - you will be invoiced for the additional charge.

If your recycling bins continue to be contaminated we will contact you to cancel the service and offer to exchange your bin for a waste collection instead. Please note recycling collections are cheaper than waste collections.

Recycling banks

Our recycling banks are not authorised for commercial use. Businesses found fly-tipping at these sites could be issued a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £300.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC code)

It is a legal requirement that you include your businesses Standard Industrial Classification 2007 or SIC code on your controlled waste transfer note.

Find your SIC code

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB