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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 […]

September 9, 2021

Council meeting to discuss garden waste

The Vale of White Horse District Council will be holding an extraordinary full council meeting to discuss the issue of the garden waste service, which is currently temporarily suspended. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 21 September at 7pm at the council offices at 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park. Anyone wishing to speak at […]

August 27, 2021

Garden Waste Service update

3 September 2021 – please see the latest update on the garden waste service here.

August 2, 2021

Garden waste suspended

From today South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have taken the difficult decision to activate their business continuity plan and suspend their garden waste collections. The councils’ bin crews will be prioritising the collection of food waste, recycling and general waste collections following government guidelines* in a bid to reduce the disruption […]

July 28, 2021

Councils expand their free activity trails for children for the school summer holidays

From Monday 9 August to Monday 30 August Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils are running FREE Litter Bug Detectives Trails for children in 19 sites across southern Oxfordshire with the chance for schools to win litter picking equipment.

July 19, 2021

Disruption to waste collection services – July 2021

We are very sorry if your bins were not emptied as expected in the past couple of weeks. Our waste collection services are still facing some disruptions. Please see our waste collection page for the latest information. Thank you.

June 25, 2021

Man prosecuted after furniture was set alight at The Ridgeway

Following a successful prosecution by Vale of White Horse District Council, a 27-year-old lorry driver from Gloucestershire has been ordered to pay more than £1,400 after furniture and household rubbish was set alight on land near The Ridgeway. Daniel Murphy, of Kingsmeadow, Bourton on the Water, appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Friday (18 June). […]

May 24, 2021

Calling all HGV drivers – we need you… to drive our bin lorries

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are actively calling for HGV drivers to join their bin crews to avoid disruptions to waste collections. Like many parts of the UK, the districts are facing a shortage of HGV drivers for their bin crews due to a number of factors. These include fewer newly […]