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December 20, 2016
Garbage and recycling tips for the holidays

A few simple steps to make sorting and setting out your materials easy


Winter weather and the holiday season have arrived and Oxford County Waste Management has a few tips to help keep your garbage and recycling on track over the next couple of weeks.

  1. Bundle and sort Christmas packaging
    Flatten and tie cardboard packaging together in bundles. Wrapping paper can be recycled; foil wrap and bows go in the garbage.
     
  2. Keep your bags and bins from tipping over
    For the safety of our collectors, please do not put bags and bins on top of snowbanks. Shovel out a level surface area for your garbage bags and recycling bins. Also do not place set outs behind a snow bank or parked car – make sure they are easy to find.
     
  3. Apply bag tags the right way
    To ensure bag tags do not come off in wet or windy weather, fold the tag around the neck of the garbage bag and stick both ends together so it stays on and can be easily seen.

Holiday collection schedule

For garbage and recycling collection over the holiday period, refer to the table below. Remember to have all bags and bins to the curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.

Date

Municipality

Collection Day

December 23

City of Woodstock
Oxford County
South-West Oxford

December 22
December 23
As per six-day calendar

December 26

City of Woodstock
Oxford County
South-West Oxford

December 28
December 26
As per six-day calendar

December 27

City of Woodstock

December 29

January 2

City of Woodstock
Oxford County
South-West Oxford

January 2
January 3
As per six-day calendar

The Oxford County Waste Management Facility is open and operating under regular hours through the holidays with the exception of Monday, December 26 when it is closed.


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About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 111,700 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. 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 by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture forms a cornerstone of the County’s economy, which boasts 55,000 jobs in a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector bolstered by its location at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403. The 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. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.


Contact

Adam Nyp | Strategic Communication & Engagement

519.539.9800, ext. 3529 | anyp@oxfordcounty.ca


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