Tips to prevent frozen wheelie bins

Brrr - the forecast is for very cold weather!

The sudden drop in temperature could result in some waste freezing inside your bins which would prevent us from emptying them.

Tips to prevent waste freezing:

  • Loosen the materials inside the bin before putting it out.
  • Don't over fill the bin - the more compact it is, the more likely it is to freeze.
  • Keep the lid closed to reduce moisture build up.
  • If possible, keep your bin in a garage or shed.

If your waste does freeze and we cannot collect it please put your bin back out on your next scheduled collection day.

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB