Waste and recycling collections in West Oxfordshire have been suspended due to snow and icy road conditions. West Oxfordshire District Council hope that any outstanding collections will be completed before the end of the week but this is dependent on the weather conditions.
To assist in clearing any backlog, garden waste collections have been cancelled this week allowing their crews to concentrate on providing rubbish collections and food and black box recycling collections. Garden waste collections will resume from 17 January.
Residents whose waste has not been collected are advised to leave their rubbish bins, food bins and recycling boxes out for collection until the evening of Friday 24 December.
If the bins cannot be collected this week then the revised collection dates for the festive Bank Holiday will come into play.
Residents are reminded to check their bank holiday collection dates on the calendar sent out in November or check online at www.westoxon.gov.uk. They can also sign up online for email updates of any service disruption due to bad weather and reminders of bin collection days.
Over Christmas the average household will throw away much more waste than usual and so the District Council is operating a weekly household rubbish (light grey bins) collection immediately after Christmas up until mid-January. From mid-January the pattern of alternating rubbish and garden waste collections will resume.
In addition to weekly household rubbish collections, weekly recycling and food waste will continue to be collected.
For enquiries or more information about waste and recycling visit: www.westoxon.gov.uk or call 01993 861025.