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Waste and recycling

April 4, 2024

All you need to know about April’s extra garden waste collections

Residents who are subscribed to the district council brown bin garden waste service in South Oxfordshire or the Vale of White Horse can have extra garden waste collected for free, on their normal collection day only, between 15 and 26 April.

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February 27, 2024

Changes coming next year to garden waste service in South and Vale

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have set out plans to change the way their garden waste service is paid for in 2025. The councils’ have agreed the introduction of a permit scheme from April 2025 which will include subscribers receiving a sticker for their bins to identify them as fully paid-up […]

Reduce, reuse, recycle

February 1, 2024

Successful recycling districts urge residents to reduce and reuse before recycling

Residents in South Oxfordshire are officially the best recyclers in the country, with residents in the Vale a close third, according to a government league table

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January 8, 2024

Successful residential waste collection contract extended

One of the country’s most successful residential waste collection contracts has been extended this month.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils announced an agreement today, to extend their joint contract with waste contractor, Biffa, for two more years. The contract will now run until June 2026. The shared contract has helped keep the […]

January 2, 2024

Local flood warnings and weather alerts

There are reports of properties flooding and road closures in some locations. We have a live website with useful information so you can monitor the situation near you.

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December 4, 2023

Join the fight against festive food waste – put your knowledge to the test and you could win a £100 farm shop voucher!

Residents in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being challenged to put their knowledge of food waste to the test and be in with the chance of winning a voucher worth £100 for a local farm shop and a hamper containing items to help reduce their waste!   Nationally, too much of […]

October 23, 2023

Brown bin subscribers can leave out extra garden waste

Residents who are subscribed to the district council brown bin garden waste service in South Oxfordshire or the Vale of White Horse can have extra garden waste collected for free, on their normal collection day only, between 30 October and 10 November. Householders will be able to put out a maximum of up to four additional […]

September 28, 2023

Residents urged to ‘Check it before you chuck it’

We are urging residents to ‘Check it before you chuck it’ as part of a drive to increase the amount and quality of recycling in the district. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have launched a new campaign asking people to check before they chuck items in their recycling bins. An estimated […]

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June 12, 2023

Let’s talk rubbish! Tell us what you think of our waste services

Complete our wheelie big waste survey!

November 21, 2022

Put your Christmas recycling knowledge to the test and you could win a hamper worth £100

People across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse have the chance of winning a fantastic hamper worth £100 by putting their Christmas recycling knowledge to the test.