When is my collection day?
Get my dates
Where does it go?
Programs and Services
Check to see if a sticker has been left on top of the recycling set-out. If there is no sticker and your neighbours on both sides of the street have been collected, and/or it is past 6:00 p.m., call 519-539-9800 or 1-800-755-0394 to check on your location. You can also check out Wasteline.ca or @WastelineOxford on Twitter for municipality-wide issues, such as weather or traffic related issues.
Cardboard must be bundled together and no larger than 75cm x 75cm x 20cm. Cardboard cannot be stuffed inside of another cardboard box for recycling as it must be bundled. Cardboard can also be brought to the Waste Management Facility at no charge.
Our new contractor cannot accept any bagged recycling or plastic bags and film for recycling. All materials need to be loose in the blue box to be recycled
Recycling is a key way to keep materials like plastics out of our landfill. To properly recycle plastics, rinsing is important. If recyclable materials are not clean, they will contaminate other recyclables causing them to ultimately end up in the landfill. Here are a few tips to ensure you are recycling the right way:
Recycling has been set out in a neat and orderly fashion, making it less likely that material will be blown away. Shredded paper is set out in a clear plastic bag.
Recyclable materials are loosely placed and disorderly, making it likely material will be blown out of the bin, creating litter. Only clear plastic bags can be used for shredded paper. All other plastic bags will not be collected. Food package box is not properly broken down/flattened. Straw from the cup is not recyclable.
The plastic resin identifier is the “recyclable triangle” with the number inside. This shows the type of plastic used for the material, but does not necessarily mean that the material is recyclable in your community.
In Oxford County, all containers and bottles with numbers 1-7 are recyclable except for planter’s pots. Other packaging materials and bulky plastic toys and gadgets are not recyclable, as there are issues with separating out different types of plastic for recycling.
The following items will not be collected if placed in your blue box:
Acceptable materials found through what goes where and the recyclable poster
Need to dispose of something not on the list? Visit www.wasteline.ca or download the Wasteline app and use the “What goes where?” tool.
All recycling must be placed in a blue box or similar sized rigid container with drain holes and sturdy handles. Note that containers must be rigid and can be rejected by our collection crew based on safety concerns.
For purchasing blue boxes, please visit the containers section to learn more.
Bags are not acceptable through our program as they cause issues with our machinery and the contamination of the recycling. Only shredded paper are acceptable as bagged material.
COVID-19: Oxford County follows guidance from Southwestern Public Health and the Government of Ontario. See updates on our programs and services at www.oxfordcounty.ca/COVID-19