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Special Recycling

What do I do with:

Old Clothes
Bulk Styrofoam
Tires – on rims, shredded, farm tires
Bale wrap
Personal data on my old computer
Kettles and other small appliances

Waste Management Facility

Location

384060 Salford Road, Salford, ON
N0J 1W0

Hours

Open hours for are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Fees

The depot is free if you are not bringing any garbage in with the load, unless otherwise stated below.

Rules

Oxford County reserves the right to reject any load or object that appears to be a hazard to the safety of its employees. To help ensure the safe and efficient operation of the site, clients are asked to follow the rules.

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 www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19

Electronics

Four out of five households have at least one electronic item they want to get rid of. You can safely dispose of e-waste at the electronic waste depot at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility (landfill).

Acceptable materials

  • Scanners
  • Typewriters
  • Cellular phones, pagers, telephones and answering machines
  • Audio and video players and recorders (e.g., MP3, cassette, digital)
  • Cameras (web, digital, analog)
  • Equalizers/(pre)amplifiers
  • Radios, receivers, speakers and turntables
  • Video recorders and video players/projectors, digital frames
  • Personal hand-held computers
  • Desktop and portable computers
  • Computer peripherals (modems, keyboards, mice, hard drives, optical drives such as CD, Blu-ray, DVD, HD-DVD)
  • Monitors and televisions
  • Desktop printing devices, including desktop copiers and multi-function devices
  • Floor-standing printing devices, including printers, photocopiers, multi-function devices

Unacceptable materials

  • Small household appliances, such as irons, blenders, mixers, etc.
  • Power tools and power equipment (drills, saws, motors, corded equipment, etc.)
  • Headphones

Electronic waste

Funded by Ontario Electronic Stewardship

Ontario Electronic Stewardship

Scrap metal & white goods appliances

Scrap metal and white goods appliances can be taken year-round to the Oxford County Waste Management Facility (landfill).

Acceptable Materials

  • Scrap metal
  • White goods appliances such as stoves, refrigerators and freezers

Note: Items which contain Freon or may have contained Freon will be subject to $10.00/unit surcharge unless properly tagged by an authorized Freon removal technician.

Scrap metal & white goods appliances

Tires

Tires are recycled for things like surfacing walking trails, sidewalks and driveways, roofing shingles, swings and playground equipment, athletic field turf and paving materials.

Tires are accepted at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility if they are on or off the rim and must be clean. The facility will accept a maximum of 20 tires per day per person. For large loads or over sized tires, please contact the Waste Management Facility (landfill).

Acceptable materials

On-road passenger and light truck tires:

  • Small RV, ST trailer, temporary spare, motorcycle, golf cart and ATV tires
  • Free-rolling farm, small utility, small industrial, forklift and Bobcat/Steer tires 16” and under
  • Truck and bus tires, including wide base or heavy truck tires designed for truck/bus applications and larger RV tires not marked “P” or “T”

Unacceptable Materials

  • Tires on toys
  • Bicycle tires
  • Personal mobility device tires
  • Commercial aircraft tires
  • Shredded and cut tires

New program regulations, alternate locations for drop off, use the RPRA website.

Fees – Clean tires are accepted at no charge if they are not part of a load that contains other garbage. Dirty tires may be subject to tipping fees.

tires

Textiles

Old clothes can be reused by bringing them to a variety of community donation organizations throughout Oxford County, or they can be brought to the landfill to be recycled or reused depending on their quality. 

Oxford County has partnered with Diabetes Canada to reuse and recycle old textiles. Please visit their website for program rules.

Acceptable materials

  • Accessories and bags
  • Clothing (all types)
  • Curtains
  • General household textiles (towels, blankets, sheets)
  • Shoes and boots
  • Sleeping bags

Unacceptable materials

Unacceptable materials include sports equipment and textile items that do not fit inside the bin.

textiles piled up

Bale wrap

balewrap

Disposing of bale wrap

Agricultural bale wrap is no longer accepted for recycling at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility where it would be waste and charged accordingly. Bale wrap can be recycled through Switch Energy Corp., which will come to your location to pick up the material.

Switch Energy Corp collects the wrap, cleans and conditions the used film so that it can be reintroduced back into the plastic industry. Switch Energy Corp. is located in Clinton, Ontario and can be reached by phone at 519-524-0193 or via their website.

Bulk Styrofoam

Styrofoam, also known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), is used as protective packaging for electronics and appliances. Polystyrene brought to the Waste Management Facility for disposal will be recycled for use in products like picture frames, construction material, packaging and synthetic lumber.

Acceptable materials

Bulky, rigid expanded polystyrene foam packaging (Styrofoam) found in packaging from computers, electronics, appliances and toys

Accepted material must be:

  • White
  • Rigid in nature
  • Clean and dry
  • Clear of tape and stickers

Unacceptable materials

The following Styrofoam materials are not acceptable for recycling and can be disposed as garbage

  • Take out containers
  • Foam cups & bowls
  • Meat trays
  • Foam egg cartons
  • Packing peanuts
  • Dirty Styrofoam
  • Black Styrofoam
  • Pool noodles
  • Polyethylene foam (flexible in nature)
  • Foam bags and wrapping Styrofoam insulation

Do you have a large quantity of bulky, rigid white Styrofoam to dispose of? If you have more than 2 cubic metres of bulky Styrofoam to recycle, please contact Second Wind Recycling to organize a direct haul from your site. Second Wind Recycling is based in St. Thomas, Ontario and can be reached by phone at 519-494-4984 or via their website at: http://www.secondwindrecycling.com

Recycling and Cardboard Drop Off

View the acceptable materials here

Using the recycling depot is the same as using your personal blue box, with the same requirements and material limitations. Bagged recycling is not permitted. Cardboard must be flattened to put it in the cardboard bin although size restrictions do not apply

Unacceptable material

  • Plastic coated cardboard.

For more information review the program rules here.