Garbage and recycling tips for the holidays
Winter weather and the holiday season have arrived and Oxford County Waste Management has a few tips to help keep your garbage and recycling on track over the next couple of weeks.
- Bundle and sort Christmas packaging
Flatten and tie cardboard packaging together in bundles. Wrapping paper can be recycled; foil wrap and bows go in the garbage.
- Keep your bags and bins from tipping over
For the safety of our collectors, please do not put bags and bins on top of snowbanks. Shovel out a level surface area for your garbage bags and recycling bins. Also do not place set outs behind a snow bank or parked car – make sure they are easy to find.
- Apply bag tags the right way
To ensure bag tags do not come off in wet or windy weather, fold the tag around the neck of the garbage bag and stick both ends together so it stays on and can be easily seen.
Click here for the holiday garbage & recycling schedule and operating hours for the Oxford County Waste Management Facility.
Clothing donation bin added to Waste Management Facility
When you visit the Waste Management Facility you can now bring along used (but still usable) clothing and bedding for donation. A clothing donation bin in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association is now in place at the Waste Management Facility in Salford to gladly accept all cloth based items including:
- Gently used clothing
- Bedding & blankets
- Sleeping bags
- Belts and ties
Please ensure the items you place in the bin are clean and usable.
New waste management calendars
The mailing of new 2016-2017 Oxford County waste management calendar has begun. Households can expect to receive one in the mail by the end of August.
Check out the Wasteline blog for tips on waste management
The Wasteline blog is your go-to guide for helpful information about waste management. Currently, the blog features a discussion on the Green Cone, a composting system that breaks down organic waste while keeping animals out. The posts include an explanation of how the Green Cone works and tips for installing your own system at home. Future posts will feature wider discussions of waste management, as well as how-to guides and personal accounts. Follow along to learn more about waste management and how proper practices can have a positive impact on the environment.
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.