Garbage and 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.

What's New

Operational holiday hours at OCWMF and Customer Service

Holiday Hours

Oxford County Waste Management Facility (384060 Salford Rd., Salford)

  • December 25 - 26: Closed
  • December 27- 29: Open - 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • December 30: Open – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • January 1: Closed


Oxford County Customer Service (21 Reeve St., Woodstock)

  • December 25 – December 29: Closed
  • January 1: Closed


Payments on your pre-paid account can only be made at Oxford County Customer Service. Please make sure your pre-pay account has sufficient available credit to carry your business through the Holiday season.


Please contact the Oxford County Waste Management for any questions or concerns at 519-539-9800 ext. 3159. Thank you for your continued business with us.

2024 Tipping Fees

2024 Tipping Fees at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility

Tipping fees effective January 1, 2024* will increase to:

  • Mixed Solid Waste $92.00/1000 kg
  • Construction and Demolition Waste $88.00/1000 kg
  • Asbestos Waste $350/1000 kg
  • Freon Units $20/unit

*in accordance with Oxford County Fees and Charges By-law No. 4889-2007 as amended


2023 Waste Reduction Week Blogs

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Oxford County and Future Oxford’s Zero Waste Oxford committee are promoting Waste Reduction Week as part of Circular Economy Month, a national awareness campaign in October that celebrates Canadians’ environmental efforts and achievements while encouraging new innovative ideas and solutions in reducing waste. 

Follow along all week with the daily blogs following the daily themes of Waste Reduction Week. Read today's blog. 

Download the poster with theme days

In the news: "What's Up Oxford" interview on Waste Reduction Week

Manager of Transportation and Waste Management Frank Gross recently joined Shannon Woolley on Rogers TV "What's Up Oxford" to discuss everything Oxford County is doing during Waste Reduction Week, October 16-22. 

Watch the interview on the What's Up Oxford website.  
Frank Gross on What's Up Oxford

2023-2024 Wasteline calendar

The 2023-2024 Wasteline calendar will be delivered to homes starting in August. Check yours for our collection calendar, recycling info and more. 

Front cover of 2023-2024 Wasteline Calendar

Download the 2023-2024 Wasteline calendar

* Please note this is not a fully accessible version. To obtain an alternate format, please contact

Agricultural Plastics Diversion Pilot Program

Oxford County is launching a new pilot program for agricultural plastics at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility (OCWMF). Local farmers can now dispose of agricultural plastics, including silage bags, bunker covers, bale wraps, fertilizer bags, and salt bags (black, blue, and white), for $50/tonne. All materials must be reasonably clean and free of contamination. Materials must be sorted according to type, packed in appropriate bags, and tied up. Loose and excessively dirty material will not be accepted and categorized as garbage. Unacceptable materials include net wrap and twine mesh. Learn more on the Special Recycling web page.

Bag tags now available through the Wasteline app

Oxford County residents can now purchase bag tags for curbside waste collection through the Wasteline app using a smartphone or other handheld device.

As always, bag tags are also available for purchase online and at select retail locations across Oxford County. For more information, including a full list of retail outlets, please visit

Bag tag prices ($2 each) are the same online, via the app and at retail locations. Bag tags are HST-exempt, and vendors are not permitted to charge more than $2 per bag tag. Additional service fees when paying by debit or credit card may be applied in accordance with store policy regarding minimum purchases. Residents should notify Oxford County if a retail vendor overcharges for bag tags.

Waste Management Annual Reports 

Oxford County is required to report on all waste management facilities and operations annually to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Reports are first tabled and approved by Oxford County Council. Read the full waste management reports on the About Waste Management web page. 

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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.