Green Waste

West Oxfordshire District Council are responsible for collecting our Garden Waste, it is collected fortnightly alternating with the collection of the household rubbbish in the light grey bin.

You have to register for this free garden waste collections from online or by calling WODC on 01993 861025.

Green Waste Bin

Yes Please

  • Animal bedding from vegetarian animals such as rabbit/guinea pig hutches
  • Bark and wood shavings
  • Christmas trees (real) - put it in your garden waste bin or cut it up and leave beside it for collection - please remove pots, decorations, wire etc.
  • Natural corks
  • Cut flowers and house plants
  • Garden waste
  • Grass cuttings
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Twigs, branches and small logs (maximum 150mm or 6 inches diameter)
  • Vegetable waste from the garden e.g. potato tops
  • Weeds (but do not put weeds killed with weedkiller or noxious weeds eg Japanese Knotweed or Ragwort in your garden waste bin)
  • Windfalls
  • Wood ash

No Thanks

  • Bagged up garden waste, please put garden waste directly inside your bin
  • Weeds treated with weedkiller
  • Noxious weeds such as Japanese Knotweed or Ragwort. Contact DEFRA  if you need more information about noxious weeds.
  • Dog/cat waste
  • Any paper
  • Meat, cooking oil, wax or waxed paper
  • Fruit, salad of vegetable peelings
  • Tea bags or coffee grinds
  • Eggshells, stale bread or crusts
  • Cooked food (including vegetables)
  • Large items of garden waste (e.g. tree trunks)
  • Anything plastic
  • Glass and metal
  • Nappies
  • Stone and rubble
  • Large quantities of soil
  • Any other household waste

Home Composting

Due to regulation and control over the disposal of food waste, your garden waste bin cannot be used for organic kitchen waste, including fruit, salad, vegetables, tea bags, coffee grinds, egg shells, bread, or any other food stuffs, even though they might otherwise be suitable for home composting.

You can buy a home compost bin at a discount by calling 0844 5714444 or visit the WODC home composting webpage or the OCC home composting webpage .