Recycling & Waste

At Oxford Direct Services, we operate a full waste and recycling service six days a week (including evenings), and use only local recycling and waste disposal locations.

COVID-19 waste collection directive

ODS are following advice and guidance provided by DEFRA and the Government.

If you have an individual in your establishment with confirmed COVID-19, who has been assessed as suitable for self-isolation, they can store their personal waste (e.g. used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths etc.) securely within disposable bags.

When appropriate, these bags should be removed and placed into another bag and securely tied or sealed and kept separate from any other wastes. This waste must then be stored for at least 72 hours before being disposed of via your General Waste (green container) collections.

The principle behind this is that after 72 hours outside the body the virus is no longer viable and the relevant waste, which must be double bagged, can be disposed of via your General Waste (Green Container) collections.

Please ensure you are following Government guidance and that the lids of all your General Waste (Green) containers are closed prior to your collection. ODS will not charge for the collection of this waste.

Key actions to follow:

  1. Double bag any waste
  2. Store separately from any other wastes for 72 Hours
  3. After 72 Hours, dispose of the waste via your General Waste (Green Container) collections with the lid closed. 

We provide a truly local service.

This in turn helps to reduce CO2 emissions within the city, and we can also help you improve your own green credentials.

Our Recycling Excellence Certificate for customers who recycle food waste is a great way to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability, which can improve relations with customers, stakeholders and the public alike.

Our main recycling & waste management services include:

  • Bulky Waste Collection
  • Event Waste Collection
  • Legal Obligation for Waste Removal
  • Bin Washing Service
  • General Waste Collection
  • Commercial Recycling

Why choose us?

There are a number of reasons why it makes sense to entrust your recycling to Oxford Direct Services:  

  • Our flexible collection services are available six days a week
  • We offer evening collection throughout the City Centre
  • All waste collected is diverted from landfill  

As we are truly local, we can respond to your needs quickly and efficiently, offering a competitively priced and high quality service every time.  

Oxford Direct Services works within Section 46 of The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Controlled Waste Regulations 1992, providing you with peace of mind. As your chosen licensed commercial waste carrier, we will inform you of any changes in legislation to ensure your legal compliance. When it comes to our tailor-made service, all accounts are billed quarterly in advance, and we offer highly competitive prices on all our services.

We service a number of local businesses in Oxford, including:

  • Universities and Colleges
  • Charities
  • Letting Agents  
  • Care Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Food & Drink establishments
  • Shops
  • Retail parks

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