Waste Strategy 2018


Residents in Oxfordshire have been amongst the best at recycling and composting for a few years now, and our countywide recycling rate is around 60%, one of the best in the country. We can do better though; we are now noticing waste levels rising and recycling rates have dropped over the last few years despite residents being able to recycle more things at the kerbside.

Reducing the amount that we throw away puts more money in our pockets – it is estimated that a family of 4 throws away around £60 of food each month. Around 60% of the materials placed in the bin could be recycled using our current systems, if this was all placed in the correct bin it would save the council around £1.7 million a year which could then be used to improve services. 

All the councils in Oxfordshire are working together to seek your views on how we can help you to reduce the amount you throw away, and recycle more.

Click here to respond to the consultation

Talk rubbish with us and recycling too! video 

Watch our short video and find out why we would like you to talk rubbish with us and about a few of our ideas that may help you to recycle more.

Video: Talk rubbish with us and recycling too!

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This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    8 Jan 2018 at 15:00
  • Closed
    18 Feb 2018 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    16 Jul 2018


Contact Name Rachel Burns
Contact Email Address rachel.burns@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Contact Phone Number 07789877310
Contact Postal Address Joint Waste Strategy Consultation


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Joint Waste Strategy Consultation


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Consultation Topic
  • Environment & waste
Target Audience
  • Oxfordshire residents
  • Children
  • Young people
  • Families and parents
  • Older people
  • Carers
  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • People with a learning disability
  • People with a physical disability
  • People with a sensory disability
  • People with mental health issues
  • Councillors
  • Businesses
  • Public sector organisations
  • Schools
  • Voluntary organisations and community groups
  • Staff
Geographical Area
  • Banbury
  • Bicester
  • Kidlington and Yarnton
  • Oxford City
  • Benson, Berinsfield and Wallingford
  • Chalgrove, Thame Watlington and Wheatley
  • Goring and Henley
  • Didcot
  • Abingdon
  • Faringdon
  • Grove and Wantage
  • Burford and Carterton
  • Charlbury, Chipping Norton and Woodstock
  • Witney