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Missed bins

If you put your bins out before 6am (waste collections start at 6am) on your scheduled collection day, and we haven’t emptied them by 6pm, then report it as a missed collection.

You have until 5pm on the next working day after your scheduled collection day to report it.

Before reporting – please check with your neighbours: if everyone else on your street has had their bins emptied but you have not, then it may have been missed.

Before you do, check your collection day hasn’t changed due to bank holiday changes.

If bad weather has affected lots of waste collections, you do not need to report it – see below.

How to report a missed bin

Please click here to report a missed bin online.

Alternatively, you can contact our waste contractor, Biffa, by emailing or calling 03000 610610.

Collections affected by weather conditions

In the winter we may be prevented from emptying your bins when the roads are unsafe due to bad weather, eg snow, ice or high winds.

In the summer very high temperatures may mean the crews stop working at the hottest time of the day – but before the rounds are finished.

What to do

Please leave your bins out for two days after your scheduled collection day and we’ll aim to catch up. If that is not possible, please bring the bins back in and we’ll empty them next time they’re due.

Contact us - Biffa

03000 610610
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

c/o South Oxfordshire District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE