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.


Placeholder Bin sizes and price per lift 

General waste bins are available in the following sizes:

Bin size Height Size Depth Holds Price per lift
from 01/04/22 
240 Litre 1070 mm 570 mm 720 mm 3-4 sacks £7.50
360 Litre 1115 mm 580 mm 870 mm 5-6 sacks £9.75 
660 Litre 1215 mm 1370 mm 770 mm 10-12 sacks £13.75
1100 Litres 1465 mm 1370 mm 1070 mm 15-18 sacks £18.50

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

Managing your waste (and additional waste) collection

Waste should be contained within your bin so the lid shuts flat. We are unable to empty bins that are overflowing or surrounded by excess waste.

We know, on occasion you may have excess waste that won't fit into the bin and we can collect this for you, provided it is presented correctly. If you have additional waste, please:

  1. Secure the waste in bags and make sure the bags are tied.
  2. Place the bags neatly to the side or behind your existing bin.
  3. Make sure the crews have clear access to empty the bin.  This will then be refilled with your additional excess waste and recorded as an additional lift.

Please note that you will be charged for all additional lifts.

If you have any queries about excess waste please email businesswaste@cherwell-dc.gov.uk for advice.

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.