Skip to content

Waste and recycling

July 11, 2022

Councils bring back their FREE Litter Bug activity trails competition for the school summer holidays

From Saturday 6 August to Sunday 4 September South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are once again running FREE Litter Bug Detectives activity trails for children in villages and towns across the districts.

June 8, 2022

Litter pickers urged to join the councils’ litter mapping project

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have launched a joint litter mapping project aimed at identifying where and what type of items are littered, this information will then be used to target those areas.

March 22, 2022

A glittering future for waste collections?

Waste crews in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse will use an electric waste truck for the first time over the next few weeks.

March 7, 2022

Food Waste Action Week this week

This week is Food Waste Action week when our focus is helping residents to reduce food waste – a contributor to climate change. It is estimated that the majority of food waste (70 per cent) which is thrown away in the UK comes from households – so we can all do our bit.   In […]

November 24, 2021

Councils reveal the food wasted in Southern Oxfordshire last Christmas and urge residents to change their ways

Southern Oxfordshire residents put around 700 tonnes of food* into their black bins last December, emitting nearly 150 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO₂e)** into the atmosphere as well as wasting valuable resources and their own money. As Christmas approaches, when so much waste is created, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Districts Councils […]

October 19, 2021

Garden waste service to return to fortnightly collections

Fortnightly garden waste collections are back.

October 14, 2021

Halloween competition

We’ve launched a reuse competition for children and adults to help make Halloween more environmentally-friendly.

October 4, 2021

Litter picking equipment presented to St Nicolas school in Abingdon

St Nicolas CE Primary School in Abingdon was presented with 30 children’s hi-vis jackets and other litter picking equipment by Vale of White Horse District Council as part of a council competition.

September 21, 2021

Garden waste collections restart 27 September

The temporary pause to the garden waste service is coming to an end in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

September 16, 2021

Great success as children across southern Oxfordshire become Litter Bug Detectives

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils’ waste team successfully worked with 20 local parish and town councils to run children’s activity trails in the school summer holiday. Participants in the Litter Bug Detectives Trail could choose to be entered into a draw for their school to win litter picking equipment for a […]