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Farthinghoe Recycling and Re-use Centre

This site:

  • can accept a wide range of items and materials for recycling and reuse
  • does not accept general rubbish
  • has a re-use shop where items that are saved from landfill and recycling are available

It is run on behalf of the Council by Ace Reuse Recycling Limited.

Opening times

Day​Site open
Monday9am to 5pm
Tuesday9am to 5pm
Wednesday9am to 5pm
Thursday​9am to 5pm
Friday​9am to 5pm
Saturday​9am to 5pm
Sunday​9am to 5pm

Bank holiday opening times

The site closes at midday on Christmas Eve and is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Location and contact details



Farthinghoe Recycling and Re-use Centre
NN13 5PB

Contact us

Telephone: 01295 711566


By car

The recycling centre is on the A422 between Brackley and Banbury, about one mile west of Farthinghoe.

Using the centre

Items we can accept

We can accept:

  • aerosol cans
  • batteries
  • beds
  • books
  • bric-a-brac
  • car batteries
  • cardboard
  • CDs
  • cooking oil
  • cookers
  • drink cartons
  • DVDs
  • electricals (broken or working)
  • exercise equipment
  • foil
  • fluorescent tubes
  • food and drink cans
  • fridges and freezers
  • furniture (must have a fire label, be stain free and in a good condition so that someone else can reuse). Soft furniture will only be accepted if deemed to have a resale value (this is at the discretion of site staff)
  • games and puzzles
  • glass bottles
  • green garden waste (grass, prunings, weeds)
  • mattresses (must have a fire label, be stain free and in a good condition so that someone else can reuse)
  • microwaves
  • ovens
  • paper
  • plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • rubble, bricks, slabs and tiles
  • scrap metal
  • soil
  • sports equipment
  • toilets and sinks
  • toys
  • textiles
  • tumble dryers
  • vinyl records
  • washing machines

Items we can't accept

We can't accept:

  • asbestos
  • baths
  • carpets
  • food waste
  • gas cylinders
  • general rubbish
  • hazardous waste
  • kitchen units
  • paint
  • plasterboard
  • polystyrene
  • pyrex
  • shower screens
  • video tapes
  • wood/timber

When using the centre:

  • stay safe by wearing protective gloves, appropriate footwear (no open toe footwear) and clothing
  • only bring what you can safely handle or bring someone along with you if you are bringing heavy or awkward sized items, as staff may not always be able to help you carry your waste
  • be courteous to staff and other customers - unacceptable or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated under any circumstances and the site staff reserve the right to ask to leave the HWRC without depositing your waste
  • place all items in the correct containers
  • cooperate with staff and ask for assistance if needed
  • observe the site speed limit and the one-way system - park in marked bays only or as directed by staff
  • keep all children and animals inside your vehicle

Last updated 17 June 2024