Garbage & Recycling

Oxford County manages a leading Waste Management program, consistently reaching top rankings for waste diversion in its class among Ontario municipalities. We collect garbage and recycling from roughly 26,000 households across its six participating municipalities co-collected in the same truck.

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News

Tavistock leaf and yard waste depot temporarily relocated

Improvements are underway at the Hendershot Street leaf and yard waste depot in Tavistock. The depot is temporarily closed during construction and has been relocated to 381 William Street, Tavistock. New hours of operation are Monday to Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information contact Oxford County.

Route changes in South-West Oxford

Beginning September 13, 2021, garbage and recycling collection routes in South-West Oxford Township will be adjusted to account for population growth. Curbside collection days will change for approximately 120 residents. All residents are reminded to have their garbage and recycling placed at the curb before 7:00 a.m. to ensure pick up. More

Online purchasing for bag tags

Oxford County bag tags are now available for purchase at www.wasteline.ca/bagtags. Bag tags are available in sheets of 10 for $20, with an option to purchase between one and five sheets at a time. Payment is by Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Read more

Oxford County launches pilot program for plastic film recycling

Oxford County is offering a new pilot program to recycle plastic film products not accepted in the curbside Blue Box Program. Effective immediately, residents can now recycle plastic bags, over-wrap and other plastic film products in three convenient locations. More. 

Styrofoam recycling pilot program begins at Waste Management Facility

The Oxford County Waste Management Facility in Salford is now accepting bulky, rigid, white Styrofoam for recycling. Styrofoam, also known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), is commonly used as protective packaging for electronics toys and appliances. Learn more

Stay connected with Wasteline

No matter where you live in Oxford County, Wasteline tools help you keep track of your garbage and recycling collection schedule. Get the information you want when you want it by using the “When's my pickup?” widget, signing up for automated reminders, or by using the Wasteline mobile app. Download the Wasteline app from the App Store or Google Play.

Tire recycling program

The life of a tire doesn’t stop at the end of the road. Drop off your old and unwanted tires at the Waste Management Facility in Salford, where they can be recycled, free of charge, into useful items, like roofing shingles, or playground equipment. We accept passenger and light truck tires, on or off the rim, with a maximum of 20 tires per person per day. Dirty or contaminated tires may be subject to tipping fees, or the load rejected entirely. Learn more

COVID-19: Oxford County follows guidance from Southwestern Public Health and the Government of Ontario. See updates on our programs and services at www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19