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Recycling banks

*Please note; the bottle banks near the entrance to Longford Park have recently been moved, they are now outside the School in Longford Park*

Find your local recycling site by visiting the Recycle now or you can download our list of 100 Cherwell sites here pdf Recycling locations across the district (279kb) Image depicting Cluster of recycling bins
A cluster of recycling bins

Some of the popular materials recycled at our Recycling Sites are:

Glass bottles and jars

We have over 100 sites for recycling your glass. We do this because we can keep the glass away from the other recyclable items, and keep the colours of glass separate. We even have a special collection vehicle with a individual colour compartments.

Try to only use bottle banks during the day - the sound of smashing bottles can sometimes disturb people who live nearby. Remember not to litter the area around the bottle bank with your empty bags and boxes.

Food tins and drinks cans

Food tins and drinks cans are made from steel or aluminium. Both of these items are 100% recyclable and can be reprocessed again and again without loss of quality. You can recycle yours, along with aerosols, tin foil and foil trays in the blue bin, or at one of our recycling sites.

Textiles & shoes

Clothes and textiles - even old underwear, damaged clothing and faded curtains - that aren't suitable to be passed onto someone else can be recycled and made into new items, such as padding for chairs and car seats, cleaning cloths and industrial blankets

Drinks cartons

You can recycle your drinks cartons in the blue bin, but we also have a few sites around Cherwell that you can take them to. Cartons are a composite packaging material - in other words they are not made from paper alone but comprise of about 75% paper, 20% plastic (polyethylene) and 5% aluminium foil (for long-life products

Household Scrap Metal

We have dedicated sites to recycle your pots and pans, hand tools, baking tray and metal door fittings. Residents are using them regularly as it is something that residents want to recycle, but can't put in the blue bin.

Small electrical items

All residents can recycle their unwanted electrical items at home. Just pop them in a plastic bag and put it on top of your bin (any bin) on collection day. We collect them in our special cages underneath our normal bin wagons.

Carrier bags

Most supermarkets have small bins for carrier bag recycling. You can save up your carrier bags, but also your plastic liners, flimsy packaging and soft plastics in these collections and they will all be recycled. 

VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, Books and Video Games

We currently have one of these banks at Morrisons in Banbury.

Got an idea for a new recycling bank location?  Suggest one here.

Only small electrical items will fit in the pink WEEE banks, you cannot put large items like fridges, freezers, washing machines and TVs in the banks. 


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