PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
Bulky waste refers to items that are too large to be taken away with the normal refuse collection. This can mean items such as furniture, white goods, fridges and freezers.
If you no longer have use for these types of items but they are still in good condition, the best option is to pass them onto somebody else.
|Oxford Freecycle||Group open to all in the Oxford area who would prefer to recycle to others, rather than throw away unwanted items|
|Emmaus Oxford||Collect donated re-usable furniture, electrical appliances and other household items from most Oxfordshire locations (and some others near Oxford) and sell these on at very reasonable prices|
|Orinoco||The Oxfordshire Scrapstore|
|British Heart Foundation||It's easy to donate your unwanted items to us and help raise vital funds. You can drop them off at your local shop, fill a doorstep donation bag or book a free collection for furniture and large electrical items|
|Charity shops - location map (736kB PDF)
||Donate unwanted goods to charity shops who always need good quality used goods including sofas and upholstered chairs (which must comply with Flammability Regulations), wardrobes, tables, chairs, book cases and coffee tables etc.|
|Daily Info||Advertise your goods locally online|
|Redbridge Waste Recycling Centre
||Your local waste recycling centre run by Oxfordshire County Council|
|Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) - Bring Banks for Small Electricals
Some Bring Bank sites in Oxford offer small electricals recycling (e.g. lamps, telephones, electric toothbrushes, hair dryers, DVD players, printers, games consoles, toasters, kettles and irons).
More information on other Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Disposal can be found on the GOV.UK website.
Aspire provides and maintains textile recycling banks to schools, community centres and local businesses across Oxfordshire
Emmaus can reuse some furniture and electrical equipment which is in good condition. These items are then redistributed to people in Oxford with low incomes.
For more details, phone Emmaus on 01865 763698 (9:30am-12:30pm Monday-Friday) or email email@example.com.
Small electrical items such as telephones, electric toothbrushes, hair dryers, DVD players, printers, games consoles, toasters, kettles, irons and even cables can all be recycled in the pink banks around the city. Visit our Bring Banks page for locations.
Larger electrical items such as vacuum cleaners, electric lawnmowers, faxes and printers can be collected on our bulky waste service.
If you have no other way of disposing of your bulky waste, you can arrange a collection from us. We aim to recycle as much of the bulky waste collected as possible, however if it is not suitable for reuse of recycling then it will go to landfill. Each household is entitled to 2 free collections per year of up to 3 items per visit.
To request a collection, please contact us on 01865 249811.
Items left out for collection must be visible and accessible on your property. Collections from unlocked garages are not permitted.
There are several exceptions:
We are able to collect the following white goods as part of our bulky waste collection service outlined above. Such items may be collected on an alternate day to any other bulky items organised for collection at the same time. The item does not necessarily have to be white in colour.
To request a collection, please contact us on 01865 249811.
We can collect fridges and freezers, televisions, computers and screens from residential properties as part of our bulky waste collection service outlined above. These items may be collected on an alternate day to any other bulky items organised for collection at the same time. All items must be empty and clean.
Please note: a combined fridge/freezer is classified as one item.
To request a collection please contact us on 01865 249811.
If you are a non-residential property, we are unable to collect your bulky items. Non-residential properties should contact one of the organisations below for a quote or take items to Redbridge Waste Recycling Centre:
We are unable to collect builders waste, including rubble and fittings such as kitchen/bathroom cabinets, baths, sinks and toilets.
These items can be disposed of at Redbridge Waste Recycling Centre just off Abingdon Road. There is however a limit on the quantity and type of items which can be disposed of. For full details visit the Oxfordshire County Council Recycling Centre Charges page.
As part of our bulky waste collection service, we are unable to collect the items listed below as they cannot be disposed of at a landfill site.
Please contact Redbridge Recycling Centre on 01865 721464 to find out if they will accept any of the items below. If Redbridge are unable to accept items, please contact Oxfordshire County Council on 0845 0504 550 for advice.
Please note: the list below is for guidance only.
|Air Conditioning Units||Petrol Lawn Mowers|
|Baths||Mirrors from built in wardrobes - this does not included mirrors on wardrobe doors. These types of mirrors and wall hanging mirrors must be wrapped in newspaper and taped down to prevent shattering when crushed.|
|BBQ's - Gas, Electrical and drum BBQ's||Oil - Cooking Oil, Car, Diesel|
|Black Bags - must specify what is in a bag, collection of general rubbish is not allowed on the Bulky Service.||Paint|
|Car Parts||Planks of Wood|
|Cardboard - large amounts must be flat packed and placed out on the blue box collection day||Polystyrene|
|Cast Iron items / Iron made||Roof guttering/down pipes|
|Carpet or carpet underlay||Rubbish Bags - must specify what is in a bag, collection of general rubbish is not allowed on the Bulky Service.|
|Copper Piping||Sun Tanning Beds|
|Doors - internal or external||Sinks - kitchen or bathroom|
|Down Pipes||Storage Heaters - only if the heating bricks are removed, we will not collect the bricks|
|Small Electrical Items - We are unable to collect small electrical items, such as irons and toasters. These can be recycled in the pink bring banks around the city.||Tiles - wall or floor|
|Exercise equipment - depending if it is made of aluminium or steel and if can be lifted||Toilets|
|Gas Bottles||Water Heating Boilers|
|Garden Waste - more than what will fit into a garden bag i.e. trees or bushes||Windows|
|Garages and Garage Doors||Wooden Flooring|
|Kitchen Work Tops or Units|
Visit our Oxford Direct Services website for more information about our commercial bulky waste collection service for businesses and other organisations and the range of other services on offer.
Page last updated 28 January 2014
Waste and Recycling Team
Cowley Marsh Depot