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When it comes to curbside garbage collection, there are a few things to keep in mind:
The bag tag program was started in Oxford County to pay for the collection and land filling of the County’s residential waste. The $2 bag tag helps offset the total cost of the curbside garbage collection program. This also reduces the individual costs for the program as it rewards residents who reduce how much packaging they throw out, along with reusable, recyclable, and compostable materials
How to attach bag tags to the bag:
The simplest way to attach your bag tag to your garbage bag is also the safest – the U method. Both ends of the tag must be visible, wrapped around the neck of the bag.
The bag tags are serrated so if they are torn off a bag they will be ripped and no longer usable. Oxford County will not collect ripped or damaged bag tags.
One bag tag is needed for:
Two bag tags are needed for:
The extension of free shipping on online bag tags orders (originally set to end on December 31, 2020) ended on February 12. All online orders moving will have shipping fees applied.
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Garbage bag is placed at the curbside in good condition. Bag tag has been placed around the neck of the garbage bag with ends stuck to one another. This will help prevent the bag tag from coming off, which can be a problem in cold or wet weather.
Garbage bag has been torn by animals creating litter. It is the property owner’s responsibility to pick up any garbage left behind from a torn bag. Both ends of the bag tag are not visible for collectors.
There are some items that will not be collected in your curbside garbage:
Unsafe materials will not be accepted as part of the garbage program. This includes medical sharps or needles, broken glass, sharp metal, and other sharp or jagged material.
For needles and sharps, please drop them off at your local pharmacy. Needles and sharps are unacceptable in the garbage and recycling programs due to their possibility to infect, cut, and/or injure our collection crews.
For other sharp or jagged material, please place the material in a box no larger than 75 cm, tape it closed and label it with “Caution. Broken glass/sharp material inside” and place in a garbage bag. Remember, all scrap metal is recyclable free of charge at the Waste Management Facility.
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