The green wheelie bin

Recycle binRecycling is good.  It’s cheaper, more energy efficient and better for the environment than making things from scratch. 

We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for you to recycle as much as you can.  There’s loads of information in these pages to help you do just that.

Most of your waste can be put in your green wheelie bin for recycling.  You can find out what goes in your green bin on this page. 

Put your recycling into your green wheelie bin loose - if you give it a quick rinse out, it'll keep your bin fresh and prevent other recycling from getting contaminated. If you want to put it into the bin in a sack, use clear sacks. We won't empty your green wheelie bin if the recycling is in a black or coloured sack.

What happens to my recycling?

Have a look at our leaflet, (586.0 KB) PDF which explains a bit more about what happens to your recycling after we've collected it.  We've also got a diagram that goes into a bit more detail (422.3 KB) PNG image . This leaflet is due to be updated and for up to date information of where our recycling goes please visit This link will take you to an external website...

Other ways to recycle

There are still some things we can’t yet recycle from the kerbside, some of them can be taken to one of Oxfordshire County Council’s waste recycling centres. Oxfordshire County Council This link will take you to an external website...

There are also three small electrical banks at Gloucester Street car park in Faringdon, the Beacon car park in Wantage and West St Helen's Street car park in Abingdon.

These areas are for your small electrical items only (e.g. hair-dryers, lamps, power tools, smoke alarms, e-cigarettes, toys etc) and must not be used for trade waste.  Please keep these areas clean and do not leave any items on the ground around the banks provided.  Any unauthorised deposit of non-recyclable items at the bring sites will be treated as fly tipping and offenders may be prosecuted.

What happens to your recycling after its collected? Our waste contractor Biffa has made this video to show you

Last reviewed: 17 - 06 - 2019

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