As a general rule, we do not collect these types of items:

  • items that included toughened glasses, such as a glass coffee table/glass fronted fridges
  • DIY, construction and demolition waste
  • fitted kitchens, bathroom suites, internal doors
  • garden sheds, fences, wooden gates and greenhouses
  • animal hutches and crates
  • garden waste that will not fit in a sack
  • any waste from business premises

Where to take items we don't collect

Most bulky waste items can be taken to Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre but there may be steps to follow and charges in place for some items. Our table of items below shows items that we can't collect and guidance for what to do with them. Please get in touch if you have an item not listed.

Table showing Items we can't collect and what to do with them
Item Where to take it for recycling
Asbestos Call 01865 721464 to book an appointment to take it to Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Air conditioning units Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Baths Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
BBQs - gas, electrical and drum BBQs Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Black bags of general waste Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Boilers Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Bricks and building rubble Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Cardboard Put it out flat packed with your blue bin or Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Car parts Contact Oxfordshire County Council on 01865 816043 for advice
Carpet or underlay Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Cast iron items Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre or consider alternatives
Ceiling/plasterboard Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Concrete Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Copper piping Take to a licensed scrap metal dealer or Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Doors - internal and external Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Downpipes Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge) or consider alternatives
Exercise equipment Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre or consider alternatives
Fencing panels Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge) or consider alternatives
Fish tanks Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre or consider alternatives
Garages and garage doors Telephone Oxfordshire County Council on 01865 816043 for advice
Garden waste Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Gas bottles Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Glass - toughened (such as glass coffee tables or glass-fronted fridges) Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Insulation (such as loft insulation) Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Kitchen worktops/units Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Ladders Take to a licensed scrap metal dealer or Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Laminate flooring Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Lawnmower (petrol) Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Mirrors Take to a charity shop or Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Oil Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Paint Harden (by adding soil or sand) and take it to Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Paving slabs Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Photo copiers Telephone Oxfordshire County Council on 01865 816043 for advice
Pianos Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre or consider alternatives
Polystyrene Put it into your green bin or take it to Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre.
Radiators Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Roof guttering Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Sheds Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Sinks Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Storage heaters Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre
Sun tanning beds Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre or consider alternatives
Tiles Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Toilet Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Tyres Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there is a charge)
Wheelbarrows Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)
Windows Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there is a charge)
Wood and wooden flooring Redbridge Household Waste Recycling Centre (there may be a charge)

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Contact the Recycling and Waste Team

Address: Cowley Marsh Depot
Marsh Road
Oxford
OX4 2HH

Telephone: 01865 249811