Get ready for spring with extra garden waste collections

Released on March 28, 2018

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Residents across southern Oxfordshire who are signed up for brown bin collections can put out twice as much garden waste during one week next month.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are giving those who are part of the paid-for service the opportunity to put out the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large bin bags) during:

  • week commencing 9 April – South Oxfordshire
  • week commencing 16 April  – Vale of White Horse

Residents should leave their extra garden waste out in bin liners or sacks beside their brown bins on their usual collection day during these weeks. Trade waste bags will not be accepted

Cllr Elizabeth Gillespie, cabinet member for housing and environment at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “The garden waste service is very popular. We are glad that we are able to offer extra help at this time of year when people clear their gardens after winter.  We’d like to encourage everyone to make use of the extra collection.”

Cllr Elaine Ware, cabinet member for housing and environment at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “After the Easter bank holidays is a good time to give residents this extra service and we hope they find it helpful.  It’s a perfect opportunity to get their gardens ready for summer.”

See garden waste for more information.

** Please note that boxes and bags left on the extra garden waste days are left at your own discretion and the council will not replace them if missing or damaged.