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Electrical items, textiles and batteries

Textiles and small electrical items can be presented in carrier bags smaller than 60cmx60cmx40cm.

As of January 2021, large retailers of electrical items will begin accepting small electrical items in-store to recycle on an exchange basis regardless of brand or condition. If you are planning on replacing a small electrical item please consider checking with the retailer to see if they are participating in this scheme

We have separate recycling services for the following items:

Small electrical items

Broken toasters, kettles, irons, hairdryers, drills, radios, small electronic toys, telephones, power tools, straighteners, shavers, clocks and alarms.

Put them in a tied carrier bag next to your black bin on your normal collection day

You can get rid of large items with our bulky waste service.


Worn out clothes, bedsheets, duvet covers, curtains – ripped and stained ones are fine too

Put them in a tied carrier bag next to your green bin on your normal collection day.

No duvets – please give good quality unwanted clothes to charity.

Visit our collections page  to find out when it’s a grey or green bin week.


Batteries can be recycled on your  recycling collection day.  Just pop them in a clear plastic bag (such as a sandwich bag or food bag) on top of your green recycling bin.

We can collect household batteries, such as 6v batteries, 9v batteries (transistor batteries), D, C AA, AAA and button batteries (watch batteries) as well as mobile phone batteries, laptop batteries and lithium batteries with tape across the terminals.

We cannot collect batteries with trailing wires, car batteries, or other industrial batteries but you may be able to take these to a Household Waste Recycling Centre.  

Contact us - Biffa

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03000 610610
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

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c/o South Oxfordshire District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB