March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Media update
Addressing questions about bag tags
Oxford County acknowledges that people have questions and concerns about our continued requirement for waste bag tags. Based on this feedback, we are reviewing the ongoing requirement for bag tags.
Bag tags are available where many shop for food, gasoline and convenience items and can be purchased on those outings. We recognize some residents who are in self-isolation may not have such access; for those specific residents, we ask you please contact us directly at 519-539-9800 or 1-800-755-0394, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to arrange to have your bag tag purchased remotely.
It must be considered that bag tag fees represent approximately $270,000/month of County revenue that must ultimately be recovered through municipal taxes.As we review our municipal operations and services during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will continue to review our requirement for bag tags.
Chief Administrative Officer