Severe weather - advice
Snow and ice
If we have bad snow or ice, it may be too dangerous for our waste crews and lorries to complete their normal rounds. If we don't manage to empty your bins, please leave them out for two days after your scheduled collection day and we'll do everything we can to come back and collect it.
The county council’s winter weather page provides advice and information about dealing with snow on paths and roads
You can check whether gritting is being carried out by visiting their salt, gritting and snow clearance page.
Preparing for winter
If a tree or debris has fallen and is blocking a road or public footpath please report this using the Oxfordshire Fix My Street page. If it has fallen on to your property please call the emergency services
If debris is causing risk to life please call the emergency services
Make sure you keep a torch in an easy to find location
Check to make sure the issue isn’t just affecting your property
If your area experiences a power cut use a smart phone to check ssepd.co.uk/Powertrack to see if the problem has been reported. You can also call SSE on 0800 072 7282
Please also check on vulnerable neighbours and help to keep them up to date about what’s going on
There’s lots of advice on our main flooding page about how to prepare for flooding and what to do if you experience flooding
If you find that a road has become blocked please report it on the county council’s Fix My Street page
To find out about gritting please see the county council’s salt, gritting and snow clearance page
You can find lots of advice on how to prepare for a car journey during winter on the Met Office's road travel site
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We've had warnings of snow from the MET Office - if it's particularly bad it may not be safe for our waste lorries and crews to make their usual rounds.
If we don't manage to empty your bins, please leave them out for two days after your scheduled collection day and we'll do everything we can to come back and collect it.
If we don't get back to you, you'll be able to leave any extra rubbish you have beside your grey bin in a clear sack or open box on the next day it's due to be emptied, in the week beginning 23 January.
Last reviewed: 28 - 03 - 2017