This March and April, seven of Oxfordshire County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres will be closing for two days to carry out a deep clean and essential maintenance at the sites.

The work forms part of the council’s planned approach to maintenance, and is designed to keep sites safe, looking clean and fresh and helping improve the customer experience when using these important environmental facilities.

Only one site will be closed at any one time and all other sites will be open on those days. Residents are asked to plan ahead for these closures, ideally holding on to your waste until the site reopens or if that is not possible visiting one of the neighbouring sites.

Site closure dates:

Alkerton 3rd & 4th March 2020
Redbridge 10th & 11th March 2020
Ardley 17th & 18th March 2020
Dix Pit 24th & 25th March 2020
Oakley Wood 31st March – 1st April 2020
Stanford 21st & 22nd April 2020
Drayton 28th & 29th April 2020

For those residents with permits, please note that these can be used at any of the sites.

Steve Burdis, Principal Officer for the Oxfordshire County Council Waste Team said: “The deep cleans of our sites enable us to carry out essential cleaning and maintenance including pressure washing the sites and structures, repainting lines and safety areas, along with other general and grounds maintenance ahead of the busy summer months.

“All closures are on quieter midweek days to minimise disruption and sites will reopen at 8am following the two-day closure. For practical and safety reasons we need to close the sites for this short period and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank residents for their understanding.”

Further information:

All sites included in this plan are operated under contract by W&S Recycling, other than Dix Pit which is run by FCC Environment. This work is a contractual requirement and was introduced when the Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) contract was re-let in October 2017.

List of Household Waste Recycling Centres addresses, including postcodes:

  • Alkerton HWRC, Stratford Road Nr Banbury, OX15 6HZ
  • Ardley HWRC, Brackley Road, Ardley, OX27 7PH
  • Dix Pit, Linch Hill, Stanton Harcourt, OX29 5BB
  • Drayton HWRC, Steventon Road, Drayton, Nr Abingdon, OX14 4LA
  • Oakley Wood HWRC, Henley Road, Crowmarsh Nr Wallingford, OX10 6PW
  • Redbridge HWRC, Old Abingdon Road, Oxford, OX1 4XG
  • Stanford HWRC, Faringdon Road, Stanford in the Vale, SN7 8LD