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Curbside collection

Curbside Collection

Everything you need to know about garbage, recycling and large article pick-up

Waste Management Facility

Waste Management Facility

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

Recycling depots

Recycling Depots

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

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We all have to put out our garbage, but what goes where? The materials section will help you decide what should be disposed of in a garbage bag, what is recyclable, and what items are considered “special waste” to be disposed of separately to prevent hazardous materials from entering the landfill.

What goes where?

Not sure where something goes? Try the “What goes where?” widget for sorting made easy. Enter your address, then tell us what you need to recycle and we’ll tell you where it goes.


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Unacceptable curbside materials

There are some items that will not be collected in your curbside garbage:

  • Animal carcass
  • Appliances
  • Automobiles, vehicles or parts
  • Blue box recyclable materials
  • Bio-medical waste
  • Combustible material
  • Construction debris
  • Crates and pallets
  • Electronics
  • Explosive material
  • Fences, fence posts, wire
  • Hazardous waste
  • Hay
  • Household furniture
  • Industrial waste
  • Liquid waste
  • Manure
  • Material that is frozen or otherwise stuck to a container
  • Scrap metal
  • Tires
  • Wet or visible animal feces

Unacceptable blue box materials

The following items will not be collected if placed in your blue box. If an item is not in this list and you are still uncertain about whether it is recyclable or not, try typing it into the “What goes where?”widget .

  • Aerosol cans – full or partially full
  • Bubble wrap
  • Foil wrapping paper
  • Styrofoam – bulky packaging (food packaging is acceptable)

Bulky Styrofoam will not be collected at the curb

Large article collection

Oxford County residents can take advantage of the Large Article Collection program which is for large, bulk items only: non-bulk items will not be collected.

If you have a bulky item you are looking to get rid of, you can simply set it out to your curb on your designated large article collection week and the material will be picked up. No bag tag needed! To find out when your next collection day is use the "When's my pick-up" widget.

Please note: The City of Woodstock offers large article pick-up several times throughout the year, and the Town of Tillsonburg operates a year-round transfer station to receive large articles.

Specialty recycling

Oxford County offers year-round specialty recycling depots at the Oxford County Waste Management Facility (landfill), six days a week.
Special waste collection events are also held throughout the year to dispose of materials like household hazardous waste, tires, scrap metal, electronics, and white goods..

For a list of accepted material under the specialty recycling program, along with where and when you can drop them off, click here.

Disposing of Sharps

What are sharps?

"Sharps" is a medical term for devices with sharp points or edges that can pierce the skin. Examples include needles, syringes, insulin "pen-tips", etc.

Why can't sharps go in the garbage or blue box?

For the health and safety of our waste collectors, DO NOT put syringes in the garbage or recycling. They are medical waste and need to be disposed of safely to prevent the possible spread of diseases. Also, do not flush them down the toilet.

Garbage and recycling pick-up could be discontinued at a property if sharps are found poking out of garbage bags or in recycling bins.

Please handle used/discarded sharps with care.

  • Use pliers, tongs or tweezers to pick up sharps. You can use a thick cloth or wear a thick glove, but be extra careful.
  • Hold the sharps tip away from you. Be careful not to prick yourself with the tip.
  • Children should be taught never to touch discarded sharps but to show an adult where it is.
  • Pharmacies will accept sharps waste in a properly sealed container. These containers are available from participating pharmacies.  You can also type “sharps” into the “What goes where?” tool for a listing of locations near you.