General Waste

About our general waste service

At Oxford Direct Services we understand each of our clients have unique requirements for the collection and disposal of their general business waste. Our competitively priced solutions are tailored to meet the specific needs of businesses. We offer a range of containers from 1100 litre bins to collection sacks for businesses with limited storage space.

What can go in your general waste bin?

The following items can go in your green wheelie bin or lsacks:

  • Nappies
  • Sanitary products
  • Fouled textiles
  • Animal litter and bedding from small animal hutches
  • Jiffy bags
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Crisp packets and confectionery wrappers
  • Wrapped broken glass 
  • Broken crockery and oven glass cookware
  • Non-electrical toys and gadgets (consider donating to charity shops)
  • Small metal non-electrical scrap items
  • Takeaway coffee cups

What don’t we accept?

Please note the following items cannot be disposed of in your general waste bin:

  • Medical waste
  • Hazardous waste
  • Carpet
  • Electrical goods
  • Construction waste (rubble, soil, stones, etc.)
  • Paint cans
  • Petrol
  • Liquids
  • Aerosols
  • Garden waste

What happens to your general waste?

Your general waste is sent to Ardely Energy Recycling Facility (ERF) in north Oxfordshire, where it is burnt to produce electricity. The facility treats around 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year and diverts at least 95% of Oxfordshire’s general waste away from landfill, generating enough electricity to power around 38,000 homes.

To find out more about our general waste services, call us today to discuss your requirements.

See What Our Customers Say

I have found the whole service to be top class! Communication with their department has been excellent. Solutions to our difficulties were found and acted upon swiftly.

Adrian Clark, Balliol College

We have been using Oxford Direct Services for many years and have been very impressed with the efforts they have been making to provide a more sustainable waste management solution for our business. The service we receive is really second to none.

Andrew Lund-Yates, The Oxford Centre