Special notice

Information about the charges for non-household waste (DIY)

Following a Government change to legislation, small amounts of personal non-household DIY waste will be accepted free of charge across all of our sites from 31 December 2023. Waste classified as non-household DIY waste is not limited to but may include rubble, wood flooring, a wooden door, a kitchen unit. Please see the price list for a more comprehensive list of items.

From 2 January, you must book your free allowance visit in advance using our new booking system, bringing proof of your booking to the site.  Failure to do so may mean you are charged the full advertised costs for all the non-household DIY waste you bring to the site.  You only need to use the booking system for your free allowance visits.

Read more about the charges (pdf format, 157 KB).

Residents without internet access or an email address can telephone our customer services centre to make a booking on 0345 310 1111 and tell the service operator you would like to make a booking for free DIY waste.

Book your free DIY waste visit

Ardley Fields household waste recycling centre

Brackley Road, Ardley, OX27 7PH

Opening hours
Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm (8am - 8pm April to September)
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 8am - 5pm

Bank holidays - normal opening hours except for Christmas and New Year.  

Booking is only required for your free DIY allowance visit.

When there are long waiting times staff may close the queue earlier than the advertised closing time based on an assessment of the queuing time.

Visiting a recycling centre

Read what to expect when you visit including charges and changes to site rules.

Household waste

The waste recycling centres accept a wide range of household recyclables and waste free of charge, including a free allowance for small amounts of non-household DIY Waste.

Additional non-household DIY waste over the free allowance will be accepted but will incur charges. See our Waste price list page for further information. All payments should be made by electronic means. All of our sites accept contactless payments and Apple/Samsung Pay etc. 

Commercial and trade waste

We cannot accept waste from commercial premises or businesses at any of our sites except the Redbridge household waste recycling centre.

Types of waste this site accepts

If your household item does not appear in this list, use the Waste Wizard tool. The wizard can tell you how to repair, reuse or recycle it or which bin you could use at home.

  • Aerosols
  • Asbestos
  • Books
  • Bulky items
  • Car/household batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges
  • Gas bottles
  • General waste
  • Glass bottles
  • Green waste
  • Hardcore
  • Hard plastics, e.g. buckets, pet beds and toys
  • Household and garden chemicals
  • Large electrical appliances
  • Low-energy light bulbs
  • Metals
  • Oil
  • Paint 
    • Water-based emulsions - please harden and place in the residual skip
    • Solvent-based - do not need to be hardened and should be placed in the chemical store
    • If in doubt, ask a member of the site team
  • Plasterboard
  • Rubble
  • Small electrical appliances
  • Textiles and clothes
  • TV and monitors
  • Tyres
  • Wood

Getting here

Address

Brackley Road
Ardley
OX27 7PH