Residents across southern Oxfordshire who are signed up for brown bin collections can put out twice as much garden waste during the extra garden waste weeks in May.
South Oxfordshire District Council is giving those who are part of the paid-for service the opportunity to put out the equivalent of one extra bin’s worth of garden waste (around three large 80 litre bin bags) in the week commencing 20 May.
Residents should leave their extra garden waste out in bin liners or sacks beside their brown bins on their usual collection day during these weeks. Trade waste bags will not be accepted., however you can re-use old compost bags.
The garden waste is taken to a recycling plant in Oxfordshire where it is used to make compost, which goes to local farmers, allotment holders and an annual compost giveaway.
Annual compost giveaway
**This year’s free compost giveaway is on Saturday 11 May from 9am – 11am at Milton Park overflow car park, Park Drive, Milton OX14 4SR (next to Allmakes Ltd). Residents are invited to come and join us to fill a box, bag or container with locally produced compost – free of charge. – while stocks last. (Max of 4 containers per person). They will need to bring their own shovel! **