Your Government Newsroom News Details


March 19, 2020
Important changes to garbage and recycling collection

Affecting Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra-Tavistock, Ingersoll, Norwich, South-West Oxford, Tillsonburg and Zorra

Beginning May 4, 2020, Oxford County will begin working with a new waste management contractor to collect garbage and recycling. This will affect curbside collection service areas across Oxford County municipalities. This will not affect the City of Woodstock where the curbside collection is performed separately on behalf of the County through other service contracts. 

Oxford County is working with its news contractor to finalize collection routes and any changes to recycling materials for pick-up and processing. The County is asking residents to be aware of the following changes:

  • In some rural areas, some customers may need to set out garbage and recycling on the opposite side of the road.
  • Pick up times and/or dates may change with new routes, so residents are asked to place their garbage and recycling to the curb before 7:00 a.m. to ensure it isn’t missed.
  • There may be minor changes to materials can be put into the recycling bin. This change will apply to all Oxford County municipalities except Woodstock.

All affected customers will be notified by mail. Please also watch for ongoing news and updates:

  • By mail, if your pick-up day or garbage and recycling set-out is changing. Affected customers will receive information and an interim calendar by mail.
  • At, where you can also sign up for automatic updates.
  • Through the Wasteline mobile app, available from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • On social media: or @WastelineOxford on Twitter

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 121,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, 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, working towards zero poverty, and aiming to be 100% housed. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that is driving innovation in sustainable industries and diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at


Jennifer Austin                                                            Donna Kemp
Communication Advisor                                              Communication Advisor
519.539.9800, ext. 3505                                             519.539.9800, ext. 3158                                        

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