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Waste Management Facility

More than the County’s landfill, the Waste Management Facility accepts specialty recycling and hazardous household waste

Recycling Depots

Proper handling makes sure your recycling efforts have a positive environmental impact and that material doesn’t end up in the landfill


We pick up a lot, but not everything. Find out what you can and can’t put in blue boxes and garbage bags

Curbside collection

No matter where you live in Oxford County, Wasteline tools help you keep track of your garbage, recycling, and large article collection schedules as well as upcoming special waste collection events in your area. Get the information you want when you want it by using the “When’s my pickup?” tool, signing up for automated reminders, or by using the Wasteline mobile app.

Search by address to confirm your next waste collection day and see what materials are being collected. Trouble getting your Wasteline calendar? Make sure you are entering your civic address—the location where your garbage is picked up—and not a mailing address, for instance, post office (PO) box.

You can also:

  • View, download and print your collection calendar
  • Sign up for weekly reminders (email, phone or Twitter)
  • Add a schedule to your personal calendar (iCal, Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook)

Wasteline app

Use your Apple or Android device to view schedules, receive reminders, and get sorting tips for your garbage and recycling. BlackBerry users can take full advantage of our mobile-friendly website

Get it on Google Play  Download on the App Store

To cancel notifications from Wasteline on mobile devices, reply “cancel” to the text message. To cancel telephone reminders, wait for prompt at the end of a notification phone call and follow instructions to cancel further notices. Email reminders contain an unsubscribe link in the footer of each message.

Garbage & Recycling

Curbside Collection Tips

Recycling Tips

Keep it simple, keep it clean.

Our garbage and recycling collectors make their best effort to collect your garbage and recycling each week in a safe and timely manner. Keeping your set out material orderly and visible will help prevent service delays or issues with material not being collected.

Here are a few simple steps to follow in putting out your garbage and recycling for curbside collection:

  1. Make sure to set out your garbage and recycling by 7:00 a.m. the morning of your pickup.
  2. Place the garbage bag(s) and blue boxes beside the curb, making sure they are clearly visible.
  3. Ensure a bag tag is attached to each garbage bag.

Weather conditions

  • Try to ensure your garbage bag(s) are free of snow and ice.
  • Do not place material on top of snowbanks: collectors will not climb over snowbanks for safety reasons and to remain on schedule.
  • To help with efficient and safe collection, shovel out a small area to set your garbage and recycling.
  • Keep garbage bags off of sidewalks, and out of the potential path of snow plows.
  • During extreme weather conditions (heavy snowfall, high winds), store your set-out material in a shelter or garage.

Good & bad set outs

GOOD – 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.

BAD – 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. The bag tag should be placed around the neck of the bag with ends stuck to one another to prevent it from falling off.

good and bad set outs for garbage

GOOD – Recycling has been set out in a neat and orderly fashion, making it less likely that material will be blown away. Shredded paper is set out in a clear plastic bag.

BAD – Recyclable materials are loosely placed and disorderly, making it likely material will be blown out of the bin creating litter. Only other plastic bags should be set out in a tied plastic bag. Food package box is not properly broken down and flattened. Straw from the cup is not recyclable.

good and bad set outs for recycling


When it comes to curbside garbage collection, there are a few things to keep in mind:


  • DO: Use a garbage bag to keep waste contained.
  • DO: Keep the weight of garbage set outs to under 20 kg (44lbs)
  • DO: Place the bag tag around the neck of the garbage bag, sticking both ends of the tag together. This will help prevent tags from coming off in wet or cold conditions.
  • DO: Place the appropriate number of bag tags required for the collection of multiple bags of garbage stored in a single container on the top bag inside the container (not on the container lid).
  • DO: Keep lids on garbage containers.
  • DO: Use standard garbage containers purchased from hardware or home improvement store.


  • DON’T: Place loose garbage inside a garbage container.
    Why? It will not be collected.
  • DON’T: Leave broken or damaged garbage bags out for collection.
    Why? Broken or damaged bags may not be collected, and clean-up is your responsibility.
  • DON’T: Let water and snow build up inside garbage containers.
    Why? This may increase the weight of the container and prevent collection.
  • DON’T: Set out garbage in homemade or makeshift containers.
    Why? It is a safety hazard.
  • DON’T: Place the bag tag on a garbage container.

How many bag tags do I need?

One bag tag is needed for:

  • Each bag, maximum size of 76 cm x 96 cm (30 in x 38 in) and maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs).
  • Each rigid container less than 128 litres in size with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs).

Two bag tags are needed for:

  • Large-sized bags, each larger than 76 cm x 96 cm (30 in x 38 in).
  • Each rigid container between 129 and 240 litres in size and a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs).


Recycling is a great way to keep materials like plastics out of our landfill. Rinsing is important: if recyclable materials are not clean, they will contaminate other recyclables causing them to end up in the landfill. Here are a few tips to ensure you are recycling the right way:

  • All items should be loose and clean in your bins.
  • Oxford County is now under single stream recycling, except in Woodstock. This means you no longer need to separate paper products from containers. All recyclable materials can be placed in the same recycling bin to be placed at the road. For questions about specific materials, type the material into the “What goes where?” tool.
  • Secure your items from blowing out of your blue boxes by stacking your bins, or placing heavier material on top. Residents are responsible for picking up blown out debris from their recycling bins.
  • Make sure your bin says “Recycling” on the side of it. Use a standard blue box to ensure collectors can identify it as recycling. Click here for info on purchasing a blue box from Oxford County.

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