• 03 OCT 21

    Wood for Bonfire Night

    As usual The Playing Field Trust is very happy for residents to add their wood to the bonfire site, however this year the turf will be cut beforehand so we kindly ask that you do not leave any wood before Sunday 17th October.

    • 22 SEP 21

    Garden Waste Collection Changes

    Message from Vale of White Horse District Council;

    From 27th September we will temporarily be collecting your garden waste every four weeks rather than every two weeks.

    You will be able to leave twice as much garden waste out as usual.

    The extra garden waste can be put out in cardboard boxes, old compost bags or bin bags (not the large trade waste bags please).

    For more information on why we are doing this, please visit the garden waste page.

    Your garden waste collections will be on the same day of the week as normal. CHILDREY COLLECTION STARTS MONDAY 11TH OCTOBER

    Contact us – Garden waste

    Telephone

    01235 422600
    (Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

    Postal Address

    135 Eastern Avenue
    Milton Park
    OX14 4SB

    • 03 SEP 21

    Garden Waste Collection Remains Suspended

    Update message for our Garden Waste Customers
    We regret to inform you that garden waste collections in our districts will remain paused at this time to ensure we can continue to provide core waste collections – rubbish, recycling and food – without major disruptions.
    The garden waste service was suspended last month due to our contractor, Biffa, struggling with the national shortage of HGV drivers, and during that time we have been working hard to encourage Biffa to find solutions to reinstate the service.
    We continue to work closely with our contractor, Biffa, to provide us with further information as to how they propose to reinstate their contracted services as soon as possible.
    As soon as we are able to, we will update you on when the service will be resumed. Until that time we are asking you to continue to remain patient and thank you for your understanding.
    • 02 AUG 21

    Brown Bin Collections Suspended

    A message from White Horse District Council;
    We have taken the difficult decision to suspend our garden waste collections.
    From today we will be prioritising the collection of food waste, recycling and general waste collections in a bid to reduce the disruption to waste collections that we have all experienced in recent weeks.
    As you may already be aware, waste collection services right across the country have been suffering from disruption over the past few weeks. This has been the case in South Oxfordshire too.
    The national disruption is due to the ongoing issues of a shortage of HGV drivers, as a result of the pandemic and Brexit, who are needed to drive our waste collection vehicles – we also have a number of waste collection staff who are required to self-isolate by the government’s Track and Trace system.
    The situation does not look likely to improve in the next few weeks and so with a heavy heart we have decided to suspend the garden waste service for a month to allow the crews to prioritise food waste, recycling and general waste collections. This approach is line with government guidelines on the prioritisation of waste collections.
    We hope to be able to reinstate the service after a month and we will review the situation towards the end of August before providing an update.
    There is more information available for our garden waste customers on our website here https://www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/…/recycli…/garden-waste/