General waste

Row of four green general waste bins of various sizes

We offer a general waste collection service for the stuff you can't recycle. 

Whatever the size of your business, large or small, we have a waste collection package to suit your requirements.

You can choose from a range of bin sizes with sacks available if you don't have space for bins. 

Collections are flexible from fortnightly to weekly, up to five times a week.

Bin sizes and price per lift

General waste bins are available in the following sizes:

Bin size Height Width Depth Holds Price per lift
240 Litre 1070 mm 570 mm 720 mm 3-4 sacks £7.25
360 Litre 1115 mm 580 mm 870 mm 5-6 sacks £9.50
660 Litre 1215 mm 1370 mm 770 mm 10-12 sacks £13.50
1100 Litres 1465 mm 1370 mm 1070 mm 15-18 sacks £18.25

Collections are flexible from fortnightly to weekly, up to five times a week.

Order your general waste bins or sacks

Order bin

If you don't have enough space for bins

Order sacks

What can go in your general waste bin?    

The following items can go in your green wheelie bin or sacks:

  • Sanitary products
  • Fouled textiles
  • Jiffy bags
  • Polystyrene/foam board
  • Crisp packets and confectionery wrappers
  • Wrapped broken glass 
  • Broken crockery and oven glass cookware
  • Non-electrical toys and gadgets (please consider donating to charity shops)
  • Small metal non-electrical scrap items

What don’t we accept?

The following items cannot be disposed of in your general waste bin:

  • Medical waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Electrical goods
  • Construction waste (rubble, soil, stones, etc.)
  • Paint cans
  • Petrol
  • Liquids
  • Aerosols
  • Garden waste
  • Tyres

What happens to your general waste?

Your general waste is sent to Ardley Energy Recycling Facility (ERF) in north Oxfordshire, where it is burnt to produce electricity.

The facility treats around 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year and diverts at least 95 per cent of Oxfordshire’s general waste away from landfill, generating enough electricity to power around 38,000 homes.