Responding to COVID-19  
Oxford County continues to follow Southwestern Public Health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the protection of residents, employees and visitors to our facilities. For ongoing updates see

Garbage and recycling set-out in the snow  
Not sure where to put your garbage and recycling when the curb is covered in snow? The best place for your waste is in an area which has been cleared of snow that is easy to see and access—*not* on or behind a snow bank. Garbage set-out that is further back than 1 metre from the curb may not get collected and for safety reasons, collectors can’t climb over snowbanks to pick up your bins and bags. Thank you for patience and attention to safety during these snowy days. 

Waste Management Facility to reopens for residential use
The Waste Management Facility reopened for residential use on Tuesday, February 16 after the provincial Stay-at-Home order was lifted. The facility is operating for both residential and commercial use with regular business hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.).

Oxford County seeks public input on Cycling Master Plan
Oxford County is gearing up for the second phase in the development of a county-wide Cycling Master Plan. Engagement opportunities will be of a virtual nature and will include a virtual public open house, survey and mapping tool. The virtual open house is on Thursday, February 25 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Access to the open house will be through To share input and feedback through the online survey or interactive mapping tool, or for more information, visit

Grant applications for the 2021 Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund are open
Applications are now open for the 2021 Oxford Economic Stimulus Fund, a program designed to help local small and medium-sized businesses, not-for-profit groups, and business support organizations recover from the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For more information and to download the funding guidelines and application, visit

Oxford County Library to offer indoor contactless pick-up at some branches
Starting February 16, contactless pick-up of holds will be permitted to take place inside Oxford County Library branches which can accommodate it and where outdoor pick-up is more challenging. Curbside service will be available for library patrons not wishing to enter the library facility. More.

Development charges updates 
Oxford County is updating its development charges based on recent changes to the Development Charges Act. To read the background study, learn more about the public meeting on February 24, or to find out how to submit a comment on the proposed changes, visit Speak Up, Oxford!

Stay up to date on road closures and lane restrictions with the regularly-updated roads map

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Oxford County is taking steps to support our community's response to COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and measures taken by Southwestern Public Health. We are monitoring our operations daily to ensure we are taking the right actions to protect our residents, employees and visitors. Get updates at

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Located in southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 119,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario.

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