PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
You can place extra recycling neatly by the side of your recycling bin/box in the old recycling boxes, a cardboard box or a clear plastic bag. Please do not use black bin liners.
If you are a large household, you may be entitled to a larger recycling bin. Please contact us on 01865 249811.
If one of your wheeled bins has gone missing, please call us on 01865 249811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report this. Please inform us of which container has gone missing and an officer will investigate and ensure you have adequate facilities for your recycling and waste collections. Please note this could take up to 10 working days.
Call us on 01865 249811 or email email@example.com to request a replacement bin.
Please contact us on 01865 249811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a replacement bin or box.
In order to continue increasing the amount of waste sent to be recycled, our refuse bin capacity has been reviewed and as a result the 180 litre capacity green refuse bins are now our standard size. Therefore any new or replacement green bins required in the future will be 180 litre. As 80% of the average household bin can be recycled or composed, by using your blue recycling bins and food waste caddies fully you will find that the 180 litre green refuse bin is more than adequate for your needs.
Visit our What goes into each bin page for full details.
Approximately 80% of the waste in the average household bin can be recycled or composted. Please make full use of your recycling bins before placing waste into your green wheeled bin. Visit our Excess Rubbish page for more information.
Oxford City Council is working hard to increase the amount of waste sent for recycling. Each household is provided with blue wheeled bins for recycling, food waste caddies and one green wheeled bin for anything that can not be recycled.
By using the blue recycling bin and food waste service fully, you should find the bins you currently have are sufficient.
However, large households may be entitled to a larger blue recycling bin or a larger green wheeled bin.
Larger green bins will not be issued unless everything that can already be recycled, is being recycled.
If you wish to be assessed for a larger or additional bin please complete our Request Large Bin online form.
If you are a HMO or flat site, it is your landlords responsibility to provide bins. Please ask your landlord to contact us directly on 01865 249811 or email@example.com.
By using the recycling service fully, you may find that the size of your bins is too large. If you would like a smaller bin, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 249811. The request will be passed to a customer liaison officer to make an assessment.
|Bin type||Height||Width||Depth||Capacity (approx.)|
|240 Litre Green Wheeled Bin||107cm||58cm||74cm||5 bags|
|180 Litre Green Wheeled Bin||107cm||48 cm||74 cm||4 bags|
|140 Litre Green Wheeled Bin||106 cm||49 cm||57 cm||3 bags|
|55 Litre Recycling Box||34 cm||55 cm||40 cm|
|240 Blue Recycling Wheeled Bin||107 cm||58 cm||74 cm|
|140 Blue Recycling Wheeled Bin||106 cm||49 cm||57 cm|
During October 2010 blue wheeled recycling bins were introduced across the city to replace blue/green recycling boxes in order to improve the recycling service. Residents can however continue to use and present boxes for recyclable material.
Our wheeled bins are micro chipped. Each chip is linked to a specific serial number which relates to the property it was delivered to. These chips allow us to:
No personal information is held on the chips, only address data.
Page last updated 01 April 2014
Waste and Recycling Team
Cowley Marsh Depot