When is my collection day?
Get my dates
Where does it go?
Programs and Services
Talk to your superintendent about installing backyard composters or look at doing vermicomposting in your apartment.
Call the Waste Management department at 519-539-9800 ext. 3159, or 1-800-755-03694,for program details and limitations.
Composting is the process of breaking down organic material (yard and food waste) into a dark, nutrient-rich soil that it can then be used to help your gardens and flower beds grow. It can also reduce residential waste as much as 35%.
For more information on starting your own outdoor composter, visit these websites:
Compost Council of Canada website
How to install a green cone
Oxford County sells an above ground composter and a below ground composter called a green cone.
Backyard Composter - FOR SALE - $10
Green Cone - FOR SALE - $40
Green cones can collect a variety of organic materials that backyard composters cannot. They can break down meat, bones, dairy, bread, and processed food materials that would attract rodents in an above ground backyard composter. They will also accept the other organic materials that a backyard composter will accept, for instance fruit and vegetables, leaf and yard waste, egg shells and coffee grounds.
Did you know you can compost even if you don’t have a yard? Composting is possible in your home year-round with vermicomposting.
Vermicomposting uses worms to turn vegetables and other organic waste into worm manure that can be used as fertilizer. A worm bin or worm bed can be used indoors, for instance under a sink, on a balcony, or in a garage. The result is nutrient-rich soil that can be used for house plants or outdoor plants.
For more information on vermicomposting, visit these websites:
Waste Reduction Week Canada
What is Vermicomposting?
How to vermicompost
Most drop-off locations are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Collected brush, leaf and yard waste material from the County's depots is transported for composting to the Oxford County Compost Facility located at the Waste Management Facility. Finished compost is sold to local business as feed stock for their commercial yard waste products.
Clean, segregated loads of brush, leaf and yard waste can be taken to the Waste Management Facility (landfill) at no charge. Mixed loads will be subject to tipping fees.
These depots are open 24 hours, 7 days a week or as indicated.
Drumbo Public Works Yard
895957 Oxford Road 3
158 Loveys Street
Public Works Yard
80 Pemberton Street
90 Main street
22 Phebe Street
432594 Zenda Line
384060 Salford Road
Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday, 8am-4pm. Closed Statutory holidays.
18 Hendershot Street
50 Newell Road
Hours vary, refer to
944 James Street
783045 Road 78
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