Litter

Litter bins

We empty litter bins to the following timetable:

  • town centre litter bins are emptied daily
  • outer town area litter bins are emptied once a week
  • all other litter bins are emptied once a week on refuse collection days

Use the online form to report a full or overflowing litter bin

The government has set new standards which require councils to monitor the cleanliness of all areas open to the public whether they are private or publicly owned.

Don't drop it, bin it!

Litter is unsightly, unattractive and pollutes our environment. The council spends over £500,000 each year to keep South Oxfordshire clean, tidy and litter free.  We pick up over 1,500 tonnes of litter each year, which is equivalent to the weight of 10 blue whales!

Fines for littering

In order to maintain our high standards of street cleanliness, PSCOs, acting on behalf of South Oxfordshire District Council, can now issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) of £80 (reduced to £50 if paid within 10 days) to anyone over the age of 18 for dropping litter on a public land/ highway but not picking it up. 

To report an offender please contact the Police on 101 and ask to speak to your local neighbourhood team.

Street litter

To report litter on a public highway please use the Fix My Street website.

    Last reviewed: 10 - 08 - 2017

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