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 & Tetra paks
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
Bubble wrap, cling film
Crisp & sweet wrappers
Flyaway plastics eg carriers bags, plastic film
Pet food pouches
|Anything larger than the recycling box
Television & computer screens
Why glass is collected separately
Glass is abrasive and can easily damage machinery. Our vehicles have a separate reinforced section specifically for glass collection. This means we can send it directly to a specialised reprocessor which is the most efficient way of recycling your glass bottles and jars into new items.
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:
Bigger and smaller recycling bins
If after flattening cardboard and squashing cans, tins and plastics you continually find you have excess recycling, you can apply for a larger recycling bin.
Smaller bins will also be available for those producing less waste.