Your bins

Your green rubbish bin

Green waste bin for general rubbish disposal

Green bin collections

  • Your green bin is emptied once a fortnight
  • We’ll only empty the bin. We won't take extra rubbish left out that would normally go into your green bin, even if it is next to, or on top of your bin
  • The lifting arms on our vehicles have a weight limit so if your bin is too heavy we are unable to empty it

Your green bin collection day

Collections are made by our in-house collection team Tuesday to Friday, any time between 7:00am and 5:00pm. Always make sure your bins are out in the right place by 7:00am and remember to take the bins back in as soon as you can after collection.

The rubbish bins are collected one week, with the recycling and garden and food waste bins collected the following week and so on.

Bin collection search and calendar

Help putting out your bin

Contact us if you are unable to put your bins out due to infirmity or disability and we can help with your collection.

Contact us

Using your green bin

You must put the right things in each bin. If you put the wrong things in any bin or put the wrong bin out for collection we will not empty it. Your green bin is normally slightly smaller (180 litres) than your other bins because around 80 per cent of your waste can be recycled or composted by putting the right stuff in the right bin.

Smaller bins are available if you don’t have much space. Larger or extra bins are available depending on the size of your household.

Replacing your green bin

All bins are the property of the council. We repair broken bins free of charge (or replace if they can’t be fixed).

Find out about replacing a bin

What to put in your green rubbish recycling bin

  • Broken toys
  • Cling film
  • Crisp packets
  • Duvets and pillows
  • Nappies
  • Non-recyclable rubbish
  • Plastic bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Sweet packets
  • Wrappers

What not to put in your green rubbish bin

  • Hazardous materials
  • Heavy materials like car parts, stones or rubble
  • Hot ashes
  • Large items
  • Liquids

Residents living in flats

We provide a range of waste and recycling services for residents living in flats.

View advice for residents in flats

What happens to your waste?

Your green bin waste is taken to an energy recovery facility in Oxfordshire where it is incinerated. The heat produced in this process is then used to generate electricity which is fed back into the national grid. The ash produced is collected and used as aggregate in the construction industry.