Waste recycling

Waste recycling centres to reopen

In line with the rest of the country, Oxfordshire􏰄’s􏰃 s􏰃even Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) have been shut to waste delivered by the public since 24 March.

However, from 18 May they will reopen. Travel to HWRCs will be allowed to deposit essential waste that cannot be stored at home or if stored would cause harm to human health.

There may be local traffic restrictions around each site in order to prevent queues blocking the roads. Please check details for the site you are intending to visit on the website www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/recyclingcentres. Information may change regularly as OCC adapts to changing circumstances, so check before each visit.

All sites will be open Monday 􏰏to Sunday, 8am 􏰏to 4pm. Thursday late night opening is suspended for the current time. Any cars still queuing at 4pm will be turned away in order to allow site staff the time to thoroughly clean the site.


  • Only one person will be allowed out of the vehicle at any time, unless help is needed to unload heavy items.
  • Trailers are not allowed on site at the current time.
  • Hire vans are not allowed on site at the current time.
  • Contactless payment only where charges apply.