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March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Media update

Addressing questions about bag tags

Oxford County acknowledges that people have questions and concerns about our continued requirement for waste bag tags. Based on this feedback, we are reviewing the ongoing requirement for bag tags.

Bag tags are available where many shop for food, gasoline and convenience items and can be purchased on those outings. We recognize some residents who are in self-isolation may not have such access; for those specific residents, we ask you please contact us directly at 519-539-9800 or 1-800-755-0394, or by email at, to arrange to have your bag tag purchased remotely.

It must be considered that bag tag fees represent approximately $270,000/month of County revenue that must ultimately be recovered through municipal taxes.As we review our municipal operations and services during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will continue to review our requirement for bag tags.

Peter Crockett
Chief Administrative Officer
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