Responding to COVID-19

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. See more at 

Update: Waste Management Facility in Salford open for commercial use only and closed Saturdays until further notice
The Waste Management Facility in Salford is open for commercial use only, and not available for residential drop off. The facility will also be closed on Saturdays until further notice. Payment by debit or credit is preferred. Please note garbage and recycling collection are continuing as normal, but residents are asked to stay tuned for information on service changes that will affect some residents after May 4. Wasteline at will have further updates in the coming weeks.

Statement by CAO of Oxford County regarding bag tags
Oxford County acknowledges that people have questions and concerns about our continued requirement for waste bag tags. Based on this feedback, we are reviewing the ongoing requirement for bag tags. Bag tags are available where many shop for food, gasoline and convenience items and can be purchased on those outings. We recognize some residents who are in self-isolation may not have such access; for those specific residents, we ask you please contact us directly. Read the statement

Update: Provincial Offences Act court closure extended until further notice
The Oxford County Provincial Offences Administration office has extended itsclosureto the public until further notice. On March 15, 2020, the Chief Justice of Ontario cancelled Provincial Offences Act court dates between March 16 and April 3. This time period has now been extended up until May 29. More.

Statement by the Mayors of Oxford County
The County warden and the mayors of Oxford County's area municipalities and released a joint statement affirming they are responding responsibly, cooperatively, and with the full strength of their resources to the pandemic crisis. Read the statement

Service by email, telephone and pre-booked appointment only for Oxford County Administration Building
The Oxford County Administration Building is now serving the public by telephone, email, or appointment only. This means the general public will not be allowed to enter the building without a pre-booked appointment except for deliveries. The designated entry point for all pre-booked visits is the Peel Street entrance (south doors). Signs will be posted outside of the doors letting people know how to request service by telephone or email. More.

Update: Human Services
Oxford County Human Services (social assistance, housing and children’s services) remains open by appointment only, or by telephone or email. If you're a social housing tenant, please note that maintenance repairs will be limited to essential ones that impact safety. More

Other news

Changes to garbage and recycling collection  
Beginning May 4, 2020, Oxford County will begin working with a new contractor to collect garbage and recycling. More information will follow soon: make sure you're signed up for automatic updates from or download the app from Apple App Store or Google Play.

Commenting on Walker's proposal for the Southwestern Landfill  
Walker Environmental Group released the draft Environmental Assessment studies on March 2: find out how you can have a say on this proposal to build a large-scale private landfill in Oxford County. Learn more here: | See the infographic

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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