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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Garbage and recycling collection delays in East Zorra-Tavistock

Some garbage and recycling in Innerkip and along Oxford Rd 33 were not picked up on May 7. Please take your bags and containers inside and put back out again by 7:00 am on May 8. If your pick-up is missed, call 1-800-755-0394, ext. 3159.Our thanks for your continued patience. Please check back for updates, download the Wasteline app, or follow Oxford County on Facebook and Twitter.

Online purchasing for bag tags

Oxford County bag tags are now available for purchase at 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. Until December 31, 2020, bag tags will be delivered to residents at no additional charge via Canada Post. Read more

Changes to garbage and recycling collection begin May 4

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. Learn more.

Oxford County Waste Mangement Facility now closed on Saturdays until further notice

Effective immediately, the Oxford County Waste Management Facility in Salford, which has already reduced down to commercial-use operations only, will be closed on Saturdays until further notice. It will remain available to commercial users during the COVID-19 outbreak during set hours. More

Waste Management Facility in Salford open for commercial-use only as of March 21

Beginning Saturday, March 21, the Waste Management Facility in Salford will be open for commercial use only, and not available for residential drop off due to COVID-19. 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.

Styrofoam recycling pilot program begins at Waste Management Facility in Salford

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

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