PEOPLE in North Oxfordshire can expect delivery of their new silver caddies in the coming weeks, as a new weekly food waste collection service prepares to launch.

From March 1, Cherwell District Council will be collecting food waste from the kerbside once a week instead of fortnightly.

ALSO READ: New Bicester health hub gets green light

The new 23-litre outdoor food waste caddies are being delivered across the district in phases.

People will be notified of their delivery date by hangers fixed to the handles of their other bins.

The update comes as another service change, the payable garden waste service, hits 11,000 subscribers.

Councillor Dan Sames, Lead Member for Clean and Green, said: "Tough government targets for dealing with food waste mean that we are having to move to collect food waste on a weekly basis. This will offer greater convenience to us as residents as well as increasing recycling rates across the district."

ALSO READ: 10 pictures of Bicester Heritage's Sunday Scramble

As the council looks to improve its overall recycling rate, which stands at 55 per cent, recycling more food waste is a key target. As much as a three quarters of residents’ food waste is going into the residual waste bin.

The brown bin will be changing to a chargeable service, to be used for garden waste only, from 1 March.

People can check their silver food waste caddy delivery date at

Keep up to date with all the latest news on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For news updates straight to your inbox, sign up to our newsletter here.

Have you got a story for us? Contact our newsdesk on or 01865 425 445.