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The black bin

We can’t currently recycle the items outlined below with our kerbside collections. Please put them in your black bin. We don’t put this rubbish into landfill. We take this rubbish to Ardley near Bicester, where it’s burned to generate electricity to power over 60,000 homes across Oxfordshire. For more information watch this video that the facility have created showing what happens to black bin rubbish.

Plastic we can’t recycle

  • Black bags
  • Cling film or film from the top of food trays
  • Hard plastic items such as coat hangers, lunch boxes and children’s toys – if these are in good condition, consider taking them to a charity shop
  • Plastic wrappers for sweets, biscuits, crisp packets, salad bags
  • Polystyrene
  • Pouches for pet food or baby food

Paper and card we can’t recycle

  • Kitchen roll
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper

Glass we can’t recycle

  • Window panes
  • Glass cookware or Pyrex
  • Spectacle lenses
  • Broken drinks glasses

Metal we can’t recycle

  • Metal coat hangers
  • Picture wire
  • Kitchen knives
  • Pots and pans

Related information

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Contact us - Biffa

03000 610610
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

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