Oxford County collects garbage and recycling weekly from roughly 26,000 households across its six participating municipalities co-collected in the same truck (divider in the middle to separate material) to reduce transportation costs.

Why do I have to set out by 7AM?
Routes can change each day depending on vehicle issues, weather and road conditions, and events outside the control of the County. Material must be out by 7AM to avoid being missed, collection vehicles only run the route once.
If my garbage and recycling is always collected at 10AM, can I set it out at 9AM?
The County cannot guarantee your garbage and recycling will be collected if the routes change and your street is collected earlier than normal. To avoid being missed, have your material out by 7AM the day of your collection.
Where do I set out at the curb?
Please set out your material no more than one (1) meter away from the curb or at the end of your driveway so it doesn’t block the sidewalk for pedestrians and/or snow removal equipment. If you have no sidewalk, your material should be set at the end of your property.
What should I do about snow plows in the winter?
Your garbage and recycling should still be placed at the bottom of your driveway or at the curb. It should not be placed on a snowbank or sidewalks where it will not be collected for health and safety reasons. At the edge of the driveway is safest to avoid snow plows as well as cars.
What should I do if my garbage and/or recycling doesn’t get collected?
If your material was set out after 7 a.m., or a sticker was left by the driver, please bring your material back inside and place it out on your next collection day, after the issues have been addressed. Sometimes, crews cannot complete collections on the designated day or may miss a street. If this happens in your area, please bring your material back inside and set it out again at 7 a.m. the following day. If you have questions, please call 519-539-9800 ext. 3159 for the Waste Management Department.
What happens if my collection day is cancelled due to weather?
Collection changes or interruptions can happen at any time – for weather, road closures or other issues. Stay updated with wasteline.ca, www.oxfordcounty.ca, and download the Wasteline app.

When's my collection?

MunicipalityCollection Day
North Ingersoll (north of Bell st west of Thames St N, everything north of river on east side of Thames St N)
South Ingersoll (includes everything south of Bell St on west side of Thames St N)
North West Tillsonburg (all homes north of Concession St W and west of Broadway)
Tillsonburg (all homes east of Broadway St and south of Concession St W) Wednesday
Norwich, East Zorra Tavistock south of Braemar Sideroad Thursday
Blandford-Blenheim, East Zorra Tavistock North of Braemar Sideroad Friday

Woodstock Garbage & Recycling Schedule

Recollect App

Search by address to confirm your next waste collection day and see what materials are being collected. Trouble getting your Wasteline calendar? Make sure you are entering your civic address—the location where your garbage is picked up—and not a mailing address, for instance, a post office (PO) box.

You can also:

  • View, download and print your collection calendar
  • Sign up for weekly reminders (email, phone or Twitter)
  • Add a schedule to your personal calendar (iCal, Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook)

Use your Apple or Android device to view schedules, receive reminders, and get sorting tips for your garbage and recycling. BlackBerry users can take full advantage of our mobile-friendly website.

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What goes where?

Not sure where something goes? Try the “What goes where?” widget for sorting made easy. Enter your address, then tell us what you need to recycle, and we’ll tell you where it goes.

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 Weather Conditions
  • Try to ensure your garbage bag(s) are free of snow and ice.
  • Ensure leaves are cleared away from set out spot at curbside
  • Do not place garbage and recycling on top of snowbanks: collectors will not climb over snowbanks for safety reasons and to ensure they remain on schedule. Make sure there is a clear path for the collector.
  • To help with efficient and safe collection, shovel out a small area to set your garbage and recycling.
  • Keep garbage bags off sidewalks and out of the potential path of snow plows.
  • During extreme weather conditions (heavy snowfall, high winds), store your set-out material in a shelter or garage
  • When conditions are unsafe for our collection crews to collect material, please return your garbage and recycling inside the house and put out on your next collection day.
 Acceptable Containers

Garbage cans must:

  • Be a rigid container;
  • Be intact (unbroken) with working handles that are safe for the drivers to pick up and empty;
  • Consist of  one bag tag placed on the top bag if the container is less than 128 litres;
  • Consist of two bag tags placed on the top bag if the container is between 129 and 240 litres,
  • Containers larger than 240 litres will not be collected.

Recycling containers should have working handles and drain holes in the bottom of the container.

Oxford County has blue boxes available for sale at several locations in the County.

 View/Download Waste Calendars

Front cover of 2023-2024 Wasteline CalendarGet your Oxford County waste calendar:

Download an electronic version of the Oxford County Waste Management Calendar, complete with recycling tips, info on special collection events and more, or use the “When’s my pick-up” tool to download your very own personalized collection calendar.

Download the 2023-2024 calendar 
*This PDF is not fully accessible. To obtain an alternate format, please contact customerservice@oxfordcounty.ca 

Request a paper copy of the calendar

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Get your City of Woodstock calendar:

Download the City Services Calendar for detailed information 

Download 2024-2025 calendar on collection routes/days, special waste drop-off, bulk item collection and more.