Further to our recent post about waste collections during the Coronavirus crisis, South Oxfordshire District Council has now suspended its kerbside service collecting small electrical items, batteries and textiles for recycling.
The recycling centres for these items are unable to accept them for processing owing to staff shortages due to illness and social distancing, and the council does not have storage for such items.
Residents are warned: please do NOT put unwanted or broken electrical items or batteries in the general refuse (rubbish) or recycling as they can cause a fire in the bin trucks.
A fire in the truck could endanger the lives of bin crews and others nearby. A fire could also lead to the loss of a bin truck and less of a service at a time when the waste service is needed by everyone.
Household recycling (green bin) and garden recycling (brown bin) continue as usual.
For information on changes to council services at this time please see: