When is my collection day?
Get my dates
Where does it go?
Programs and Services
The new Waste Management & Education Centre offers a variety of interactive displays that educate on environmental sustainability, renewable energy and zero waste. The center is primarily used for school and community visits, but interested members of the public can contact the Oxford County Public Works Department at 1-800-755-0394 to request a tour by appointment.
To learn more about the Waste Management & Education Centre, read the grand opening news release.
Download one of our brochures:
Waste Management & Education Centre school tour
Waste Management & Education Centre community tour brochure
A list of acceptable materials and where they go can be found on our recycling page.
What to do with it?
Recycled at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility (OCWMF) through a program with Second Wind Recycling
Recyclable at the OCWMF in Salford, and through Oxford County Library branches and some Township sites and arenas
Electronics are accepted at the OCWMF and recycled through a special program.
Remember to erase the memory on your computer, tablet or phone
Oxford County’s program has changed and there are now collection points at businesses in your community, along with the OCWMF.
Hazardous waste should be disposed of in the garbage or blue box, or be poured down the drain….
Asbestos can only be accepted under specific guidelines. Call the waste management department at 1-800-755-0394 to find out more.
Pressure Treated Wood
This material is considered waste as chemicals are used to treat the wood that make the wood hazardous. The majority of pressure treated wood is used in outdoor environments and is tinted green.
Oversized cardboard is not accepted in our recycling trucks due to space restrictions. Oversized cardboard can be brought to the OCWMF free of charge.
Soil contaminated with petroleum products or chemicals needs to pass Ontario Environmental Regulations to be accepted at the landfill. Please call 1-800-755-0394 for program details.
Practice waste reduction everyday. There are many things we can do to reduce the amount of waste we are producing in our daily lives. Here are a few ideas to help get you started:
Knowing what's in your garbage is the first step to preventing and reducing waste.
The word diversion refers to the amount of waste not sent to the landfill. Diverting waste out of your trash and into other waste streams is important because it allows items to be turned into another useful resource through recycling or composting methods. It helps to save space in our landfill, helping to extend its lifecycle. Also, diverting garbage away from the landfill helps to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
Get everyone in your household involved in tracking what you are throwing out versus what you are recycling or composting using the online tool.
The 3 sliders below shows the different types of recyclables that you can divert. Move the slider left or right to show the percentage of waste you are diverting from your garbage.
The slider below shows the total garbage and how much of your waste is diverted and could be diverted. Move the first handle of the slider left or right to adjust the percentage of non-recycable waste in your garbage.
The pie charts below show the percentage of total recyclables in your garbage that you didn't divert.
The outer ring indicates the average percentage that is not diverted in Oxford County.
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