Your local district council collects rubbish and recycling from your house.
They will help you:
We have many waste recycling centres open across Oxfordshire. You can find out where these centres are and their opening times.
You can take your:
to any of the centres free of charge. There is a charge to dispose of tyres and home improvement waste. This includes:
We have a helpful list that suggests what household items can be recycled.
Asbestos can be found in the walls and ceilings of your house. Asbestos is made up of fibres that can be dangerous if breathed in.
Some types of asbestos can be removed by hand but you must be very careful. Sheets of cement asbestos can be taken to three of our household waste recycling centres. You will only be allowed to get rid of eight sheets each time you go and they must not be larger than 6 x 4 feet. The sheets must be double wrapped in very thick plastic so they are completely secure.
Hazardous waste means rubbish that can be dangerous to your health or the environment. This can includes:
All of our waste recycling centres take hazardous waste such as:
For more information about what you can dispose of you can look at our recycling list.
There are many local community groups who think of ways to reduce, reuse and recycle rubbish. Each group will also think about ways to reduce carbon emissions. The groups are made up of volunteers who run events, projects and training.
We can help you join or set up a community group.
You can cut down your rubbish by composting kitchen and garden waste.
Lots of kitchen and garden waste can be composted to provide natural food for your soil. We have compost bins that people living in Oxfordshire can buy for lower prices.
We know that taking waste to landfill is expensive and harmful to the environment.
This is why your local district council picks up your food waste from your home for composting.
You can take your old fridges and freezers to any of the household waste recycling centres across Oxfordshire.
If you would like a fridge or freezer to be collected from your house you can contact your local district council. You might be charged for this service.
We have a list of local organisations and charities that will help you to donate your unwanted furniture.
Any busy parent knows that disposable nappies are easy. Just buy, use and bin.
But we know that disposing of nappies in landfill sites is very bad for our environment. This is because disposable nappies take a very long time to rot.
If you live in Oxfordshire and would like to try using cloth nappies we can give you a free kit. We can also direct you to local businesses that sell real nappies.
Any of your electrical and electronic waste has to be disposed of separately to your other waste.
You can take most of your electrical waste to household waste recycling centres across Oxfordshire.
This includes things like:
People sometimes dump things such as:
Illegally dumping waste is a serious criminal offence and can end in large fines and imprisonment.
If you see anyone dumping rubbish in public areas please contact your local district council.