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Commercial waste and recycling

It is the responsibility of all businesses to have their waste collected by an authorised waste carrier.

Our waste and recycling service

The district council is an authorised waste carrier and we offer competitive prices. We can help you with:

  • General recycling, for example paper, cardboard, tins, cans, glass, plastic bottles or containers
  • Food waste recycling
  • Waste removal
  • Flexible collection dates

We can also provide waste and recycling collections for events in West Oxfordshire including bin delivery, information and signage.

To discuss your requirements complete our online form or call 01993 861025.


The collection prices below are fully inclusive. (There are no extra charges for VAT, bin rental, administration, collection, disposal or duty of care). All necessary legal documentation is provided and you can pay via invoice (twice a year) or monthly direct debit.

Cost per collection 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Bin size Food waste recycling* Recycling Waste
23L bin £3.55 - -
140L bin £4.41 - -
240L bin £5.17 £4.31 £6.59
360L bin £6.07 £6.67 £10.17
660L bin £8.31 £9.23 £13.25
1100L bin - £13.10 £18.78
Sack or sticker - £2.15 £2.65


To buy sacks and stickers call us on 01993 861000. Your order will be available to collect from The Town Centre Shop, 3 Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JH.


We collect Monday to Friday on a frequency to suit your needs. 

Bank holiday collection dates.

What you need to do

  • Put your bin out by 6am on collection day
  • Put your recycling in your recycling bin loose or in clear sacks, not in black bags.

What can and cannot be recycled

We are unable to accept the following in commercial refuse bins: Rubble, hot ashes, electrical items, tyres and hazardous waste.

Bin type Yes please No thanks
Recycling bin
  • Aerosols
  • Aluminium foil
  • Cartons and Tetra Paks
  • Glass bottles and jars 
  • Paper, card and cardboard
  • Plastic bottles, food trays and pots including:
  • HDPE, PET, PVC and PP eg drinks bottles, bleach bottles, yoghurt pots
  • Tins and cans
  • Blue roll and kitchen towel
  • Cling film and plastic film
  • Bubble wrap
  • Crisp packets and sweet wrappers
  • Food waste
  • Hard plastic eg plastic pipes and garden pots
  • Tissues and tissue paper
  • Wires
  • Wood
Food waste bin
  • ALL food waste - cooked or raw including:
  • Fish, meat and bones
  • Cooking oil, fat and lard
  • Bread, cakes and pastries
  • Rice, pasta and beans
  • 'Gone off' food
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Pet food
  • Plate scrapings
  • Non-food items
  • Glass

What's the problem with waste contamination?

Putting the wrong items in the wrong bin causes recyclable material to become ‘contaminated’ and can lead to it being rejected by our re-processor.

What happens if I put something I shouldn’t in my recycling bin?

We won’t empty your recycling bin if it contains non-recyclable materials. It will be your responsibility to remove the offending item(s) and put them in your waste bin.

Alternatively, you can contact us to empty this bin as waste instead - you will be invoiced for the additional charge.

If your recycling bins continue to be contaminated we will contact you to cancel the service and offer to exchange your bin for a waste collection instead. Please note recycling collections are cheaper than waste collections.

Recycling banks

Our recycling banks are not authorised for commercial use. Businesses found fly-tipping at these sites could be issued a Fixed Penalty Notice of up to £300.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC code)

It is a legal requirement that you include your businesses Standard Industrial Classification 2007 or SIC code on your controlled waste transfer note.