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October 16, 2020
What's in your waste?

Oxford County encourages residents to rethink their waste for Waste Reduction Week in Canada, October 19-25

People in Oxford County, and across the country, are spending more time at home these days. This means that the waste people took with them to work or school, or that they would have normally created and disposed of while out of the house, is now all staying within the home. Waste Reduction Week is next week (Oct. 19-25), and Oxford County is encouraging everyone while at home to look at what’s in their waste to see if there are ways to reduce.

Throughout Waste Reduction Week, Oxford County will be sharing on the blog and on social media posts related to topics like reducing, reusing and recycling plastics, plastic film and single-use items, food waste and composting, and litter. For households looking to take a deep dive into what’s in their waste, Future Oxford has developed a waste audit resource to help track waste and find opportunities for change within a household’s habits.

For more information on Waste Reduction Week in Canada, visit


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About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 121,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero-waste community and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that is driving innovation in sustainable industries and diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at



Jenn Austin | Strategic Communication & Engagement

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