What do I do with?

Old Clothes
Old clothes can be donated to a variety of community donation organizations throughout Oxford County or brought to the Oxford County Waste Management Facility to be recycled or reused.

Diabetes Canada clothing donation bin locations Address 

Sysco (SWO)



Commerce Way

Oxford Source For Sports



Concession St E

Tillsonburg Waste Mgt Station



Newell Rd

Tillsonburg Waste Mgt Station



Newell Rd

Diva Petroleum



Huron St

Petro Canada 394 Simcoe St



Simcoe St

City of Woodstock - EnviroDepot



James St

Lions Club of Sweaburg & District



Dodge Line

Bulk Styrofoam
See Bulk Styrofoam section below.
Tires – on rims, shredded, farm tires
Up to 20 tires at a time can be recycled for each resident. Tires can be on rims but shredded tires or tires that are too dirty will be charged a tipping fee. Refer to the Oxford County Waste Management Facility webpage for current rates and tire webpage below for more details.
Film Plastic Pilot Program
See Film Plastic Pilot Program below.
Agricultural Plastics
See the Agricultural Plastics Pilot Program below.
Personal data on my old computer 
Wipe (erase) hard drives before dropping them off at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility
Kettles and other small appliances
Small appliances that have more metal than plastic content can be put into the scrap metal bin. Otherwise, the appliances are landfilled and tipping fees apply.

Waste Management Facility


384060 Salford Road, Salford, ON
N0J 1W0


Open hours for are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.


The depot is free if you are not bringing any garbage in with the load, unless otherwise stated below.


Oxford County reserves the right to reject any load or object that appears to be a hazard to the safety of its employees. To help ensure the safe and efficient operation of the site, clients are asked to follow the rules.

Specialty Recycling

Four out of five households have at least one electronic item they want to get rid of. You can safely dispose of e-waste at the electronic waste depot at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility (landfill).

electronicsAcceptable materials

  • Scanners
  • Typewriters
  • Cellular phones, pagers, telephones and answering machines
  • Audio and video players and recorders (e.g., MP3, cassette, digital)
  • Cameras (web, digital, analog)
  • Equalizers/(pre)amplifiers
  • Radios, receivers, speakers and turntables
  • Video recorders and video players/projectors, digital frames
  • Personal hand-held computers
  • Desktop and portable computers
  • Computer peripherals (modems, keyboards, mice, hard drives, optical drives such as CD, Blu-ray, DVD, HD-DVD)
  • Monitors and televisions
  • Desktop printing devices, including desktop copiers and multi-function devices
  • Floor-standing printing devices, including printers, photocopiers, multi-function devices

Unacceptable materials

  • Small household appliances, such as irons, blenders, mixers, etc.
  • Power tools and power equipment (drills, saws, motors, corded equipment, etc.)
  • Headphones
 Scrap metal & white goods appliances
Scrap metal and white goods appliances can be taken year-round to the Oxford County Waste Management Facility (landfill).

Acceptable Materials

  • Scrap metal
  • White goods appliances such as stoves, refrigerators and freezers

Note: Items which contain Freon or may have contained Freon will be subject to $10.00/unit surcharge unless properly tagged by an authorized Freon removal technician.


Tires are recycled for things like surfacing walking trails, sidewalks and driveways, roofing shingles, swings and playground equipment, athletic field turf and paving materials.

Passenger tires are accepted at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility if they are on or off the rim and must be clean. The facility will accept a maximum of 20 tires per day per person. For large loads or or farm/large truck/over sized tires, please contact the Waste Management Facility (landfill).

pile of tiresAcceptable materials

On-road passenger and light truck tires:

  • Tires on and off rims for passenger vehicles, small trucks, temporary spares, and motorcycles

Unacceptable Materials

  • Small RV, ST trailer, golf cart and ATV tires
  • Free-rolling farm, small utility, small industrial, forklift and Bobcat/Steer tires 16” and under
  • Truck and bus tires, including wide base or heavy truck tires designed for truck/bus applications and larger RV tires not marked “P” or “T”
  • Tires on toys
  • Bicycle tires
  • Personal mobility device tires
  • Commercial aircraft tires
  • Shredded and cut tires

New program regulations, alternate locations for drop off, use the RPRA website.

Fees – Clean tires are accepted at no charge if they are not part of a load that contains other garbage. Dirty tires may be subject to tipping fees.


Old clothes can be reused by bringing them to a variety of community donation organizations throughout Oxford County, or they can be brought to the landfill to be recycled or reused depending on their quality. 

Oxford County has partnered with Diabetes Canada to reuse and recycle old textiles. Please visit their website for program rules.

pile of clothingAcceptable materials

  • Accessories and bags
  • Clothing (all types)
  • Curtains
  • General household textiles (towels, blankets, sheets)
  • Shoes and boots
  • Sleeping bags

Unacceptable materials

Unacceptable materials include sports equipment and textile items that do not fit inside the bin.

 Film Plastic Program

Oxford County started a film plastic recycling in 2020 at four depot locations: Waste Management Facility, Tillsonburg Transfer Station, Beachville Fire Hall and the Woodstock EnviroDepot.

Like many municipalities, Oxford County no longer accepts plastic film as part of its municipal Blue Box Program due to the limited availability of recycling end markets for this type of material. As well, these materials are generally problematic and can damage mechanical recyclable processing equipment and easily contaminate other recyclables. The more material rejected through the recycling process, the more material is ultimately sent to the landfill.

Although the municipal blue box program is no longer a viable option for plastic film recycling, depots were established to allow Oxford County residents a place to drop off film plastic at any of the four depot locations identified above, free of charge.

The program aims to determine how much film plastic can be separated from the waste stream and ultimately diverted from the landfill.

Oxford County continues to encourage residents to reduce the use of film plastics by:

  • Choosing reusable shopping bags, totes, boxes, etc. when going to the store
  • Encouraging food producers, manufacturers and retailers to switch to reusable and recyclable plastic alternatives

What material is accepted and not accepted in the Film Plastic Program:

  • Only #2 and #4 film plastic accepted
  • Must be clean, dry, and bags must be empty
  • Remove all food residue, styrofoam, paper and receipts, stickers and rigid plastic
  • Avoid loose film, please bundle if possible

plastic identifier printed on most plastic containersAcceptable

  • Grocery bags
  • Ziploc bags (remove Ziploc from bag)
  • Over-wrap (i.e. water bottle cases, paper towels, etc.)
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Bread bags
  • Newspaper bags
  • Air pillow film used for packaging
  • Empty garbage bags
  • Milk bags


  • Chip bags
  • Grape bags
  • Netting used for oranges or onions
  • Food wrappers (i.e. candy wrappers, food bags, etc.)
  • Pet food & treat bags
  • Food pouches
  • Cheese slice packaging
  • Pop up pouch (i.e. wipes)
  • Salt bags
  • Cling wrap
  • Tarps
  • Cereal/food insert bags
  • Biodegradable plastic
 Agricultural Plastics Diversion Pilot Program
bales wrapped up in a field

Oxford County farmers generate approximately 300 tonnes of bale and silage wrap annually. As faithful stewards of the county’s valuable agricultural resources, farmers now have an environmentally-conscious and sustainable way to dispose of plastics that would otherwise end up in a burn pile or the landfill.


Acceptable materials

  • Silage bags
  • Bunker covers
  • Bale wraps
  • Fertilizer bags
  • Salt bags (blue, black and white)


Unacceptable materials

  • Net wrap
  • Twine mesh
  • Contaminated or loose items



  • All materials must be reasonably clean and free of contamination.
  • Materials must be sorted according to type, packed in collection bags and tied up.
  • Loose or excessively dirty material will not be accepted and categorized as garbage.
  • Cost for disposal: $50/tonne.


How it works

 Bulk Styrofoam

Styrofoam, also known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), is used as protective packaging for electronics and appliances. Polystyrene brought to the Waste Management Facility for disposal will be recycled for use in products like picture frames, construction material, packaging and synthetic lumber.

Acceptable materials

Bulky, rigid expanded polystyrene foam packaging (Styrofoam) found in packaging from computers, electronics, appliances and toys

Accepted material must be:

  • White
  • Rigid in nature
  • Clean and dry
  • Clear of tape and stickers

Unacceptable materials

The following Styrofoam materials are not acceptable for recycling and can be disposed as garbage

  • Take out containers
  • Foam cups & bowls
  • Meat trays
  • Foam egg cartons
  • Packing peanuts
  • Dirty Styrofoam
  • Black Styrofoam
  • Pool noodles
  • Polyethylene foam (flexible in nature)
  • Foam bags and wrapping Styrofoam insulation

Do you have a large quantity of bulky, rigid white Styrofoam to dispose of? If you have more than 2 cubic metres of bulky Styrofoam to recycle, please contact Second Wind Recycling to organize a direct haul from your site. Second Wind Recycling is based in St. Thomas, Ontario and can be reached by phone at 519-494-4984 or via their website at: http://www.secondwindrecycling.com

 Recycling and Cardboard Drop Off
View the acceptable materials here

Using the recycling depot is the same as using your personal blue box, with the same requirements and material limitations. Bagged recycling is not permitted. Cardboard must be flattened to put it in the cardboard bin although size restrictions do not apply

Unacceptable material

  • Plastic coated cardboard.

For more information review the program rules here.