Garbage & Recycling

Oxford County manages a leading Waste Management program, consistently reaching top rankings for waste diversion in its class among Ontario municipalities. We collect garbage and recycling from roughly 26,000 households across its six participating municipalities co-collected in the same truck.

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Let us know about your Waste Management service issue: your feedback helps us serve you better. If your concern is an emergency, please call 1-800-755-0394.


Collection delay in East Zorra-Tavistock (January 20) 

Thursday waste collections are delayed in some areas in East Zorra-Tavistock Township, including Huntingford and Willow Lake, and may carry over into tomorrow, January 21. If your material is not collected by 7:00 p.m. today, please put it out again tomorrow by 7:00 a.m. If your material is not collected the second day by 2 p.m., please call (Monday - Friday) 1-800-755-0394 ext. 3159.

Waste collection reminder - Township of Zorra

On Monday, waste collection was cancelled in some areas due to extreme weather and dangerous road conditions. If your items were not collected, please remove them from the curb and set them out again on Monday by 7 a.m. We appreciate your patience and understanding in the wake of this extreme weather event. If your items are not collected on Monday, please call 1-800-755-0394, ext. 3159.

Landfill at Waste Management Facility temporarily closing on Saturdays

Starting January 8, the landfill at the Waste Management Facility in Salford will be temporarily closed on Saturdays to all customers (residential and commercial) for 21 days, or longer if the provincial Modified Step Two is extended. The facility will remain open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tips for winter set outs

For the safety of your waste collectors, please place garbage and recycling on level ground—never on the road. Remember:

  • Don’t put garbage and recycling on top of or behind snow banks. 
  • Place your containers within one metre from the roadway (no more than three feet), never on the road.
  • Keep sidewalks clear for the safety of pedestrians.

Online bag tag purchases

The Oxford County Administration Building will be closed from December 24, 2020, to January 2, 2021. Any bag tag purchases made online during this time will not be processed until offices reopen. A list of local retailers is available at

Tavistock leaf and yard waste depot reopens

After undergoing improvements, Tavistock leaf and yard waste depot on Hendershot Street reopened Monday, Dec. 6. The project included a new concrete pad and blocks, soil remediation and grading. Yard paving and landscaping will be completed in spring 2022 when the weather warms up. The temporary depot at the East Zorra-Tavistock public works yard on William Street is now closed. 

Online purchasing for bag tags

Oxford County bag tags are now available for purchase at Bag tags are available in sheets of 10 for $20, with an option to purchase between one and five sheets at a time. Payment is by Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay and Google Pay. Read more

Oxford County launches pilot program for plastic film recycling

Oxford County is offering a new pilot program to recycle plastic film products not accepted in the curbside Blue Box Program. Effective immediately, residents can now recycle plastic bags, over-wrap and other plastic film products in three convenient locations. More. 

Styrofoam recycling pilot program begins at Waste Management Facility

The Oxford County Waste Management Facility in Salford is now accepting bulky, rigid, white Styrofoam for recycling. Styrofoam, also known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), is commonly used as protective packaging for electronics toys and appliances. Learn more

Stay connected with Wasteline

No matter where you live in Oxford County, Wasteline tools help you keep track of your garbage and recycling collection schedule. Get the information you want when you want it by using the “When's my pickup?” widget, signing up for automated reminders, or by using the Wasteline mobile app. Download the Wasteline app from the App Store or Google Play.

Tire recycling program

The life of a tire doesn’t stop at the end of the road. Drop off your old and unwanted tires at the Waste Management Facility in Salford, where they can be recycled, free of charge, into useful items, like roofing shingles, or playground equipment. We accept passenger and light truck tires, on or off the rim, with a maximum of 20 tires per person per day. Dirty or contaminated tires may be subject to tipping fees, or the load rejected entirely. Learn more

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