What goes in the green wheeled bin / lilac sack

The following items can and can't go in your green wheelie bin or lilac sacks:

Green Tick IconYes Please

  • Nappies
  • Sanitary products
  • Fouled textiles
  • Animal litter and bedding from small animal hutches
  • Jiffy bags
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Crisp packets and confectionery wrappers
  • Wrapped broken glass 
  • Broken crockery and oven glass cookware
  • Non-electrical toys and gadgets (consider donating to charity shops)
  • Small metal non-electrical scrap items
  • Takeaway coffee cups
  • Old style light bulbs such as incandescent or filament bulbs
  • Black plastic bin bags

Red Cross IconNo Thanks

  • Recyclable materials
  • Soil, bricks and building rubble
  • Hot ash
  • Batteries (please leave on top of your lid for collection)
  • Mobile phones and other small electronic gadgets (please leave on top of your lid for collection)
  • Fluorescent tubes, halogen light bulbs and low energy light bulbs - learn how to recycle and dispose of light bulbs correctly

Recycling A-Z

For a comprehensive list of what can and can't be recycled, and how, in Oxford please visit our recycling A-Z.