Christmas opening hours and bin rounds

The council phone lines and offices will be closed on the two national bank holidays, Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 December, as well as on Friday 30 December which is a non-working day for the council.

Published: Monday, 19th December 2022

They will also be closed for the bank holiday on Monday 2 January

Offices and phone lines will close at 3pm on Friday 23 December and will be open as usual on 28 and 29 December and from Tuesday 3 January.

Anyone who needs to contact the council in an emergency can call the out-of-hours number 01295 221531.

Christmas bins

Over the festive period the weight of waste and recycling in people’s blue and green bins increases by around 50 per cent.

To allow the waste and recycling crews to collect these increased amounts of waste, garden waste collections will be paused between Tuesday 27 December and Friday 6 January inclusive.

There will be no changes to the collections of blue and green bins, nor to silver food waste caddies over Christmas.

Residents can leave extra mixed dry recycling in a box next to their blue bins on collection day and it will be collected.

From Tuesday 10 January the council’s waste and recycling crews will be collecting people’s real Christmas trees for recycling as part of the usual kerbside bin rounds.

This is available to all residents; they don’t need to have a subscription to the brown bin garden waste service.

View more details on waste and recycling collections over Christmas.

Rainfall and river levels

You can find useful information to help you stay up to date with any flood alerts, flood warnings or weather warnings which may be issued by the Environment Agency and Met Office over the Christmas period on Oxfordshire County Council's news pages.

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