Waste recycling centres (tips)
You can get rid of household rubbish at one of the waste recycling centres (rubbish tips) provided by Oxfordshire County Council.
Oakley Wood is the recycling centre in South Oxfordshire. The centre is signposted off the A4130 Nettlebed road 1.5, miles east of Wallingford.
- 8am to 5pm, seven days a week (including bank holidays)
- Thursday late night opening until 8pm, from 1 April to 30 September
Other waste recycling centres in Oxfordshire include:
- Alkerton - Nr Banbury
- Ardley Fields - Ardley
- Dix - Stanton Harcourt
- Redbridge - Oxford
- Drayton - Nr Abingdon
- Stanford in the Vale - Faringdon
The recycling centres accept a wide range of household recyclables and waste for landfill for no charge, except tyres and DIY waste. The charges for these can be found on this page of the County Council's website.
What you can recycle at County Council recycling centres
- CDs and DVDs
- household batteries
- car batteries
- fridges and freezers
- computer monitors
- green waste
- shredded paper
- energy saving light bulbs
- fluorescent tubes
- engine oil
Please note you can no longer take food or juice cartons (tetrapaks) to the centres at Drayton, Oakley Wood, Stanford in the Vale or Redbridge; however, these items can be put out for recycling in your green recycling bin.
If you need to dispose of dangerous waste, such as asbestos, go to our dangerous waste page for further information.
Go to the business waste section if you need to dispose of business waste.
Commercial trailers - permits required
Please note that if you wish to use any Oxfordshire waste recycling centre on or after 1 February 2011 in a commercial type vehicle, such as a van or using a trailer over 1.8m, you will require a permit to do so. If you not have previously obtained a permit, you will be turned away from site.
Last reviewed: 26 - 02 - 2013