Where you live in Woodstock will determine what day of the week your garbage and recycling will be collected. Garbage is collected weekly and recycling is collected bi-weekly. Notices for holiday garbage and recycling collection will be noted on our main page.
For a quick reference of when we pick up in your area, view our garbage and recycle collection areas map or follow the 2016 City Services Calendar for detailed information on collection routes, collection days by route, holiday schedules, special waste drop off days, bulk item collection, lawn watering restrictions, curbside leaf collection, Christmas tree collection and other helpful tips, hints and events.
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Curbside Brush Collection
All brush, limbs and/or hedges must be tied in bundles and placed at the curb by 7:00a.m. on the Monday prior to each scheduled collection week. All bundles must not be longer than six feet or two meters in length and weigh less than 50lbs. All roots and dirt must be removed.
Brush can also be dropped off at the Yard Waste Depot at 944 James Street. The depot is open seven days a week from 8:00a.m to dusk.
Brush Collection Weeks
- Week of April 4, 2016
- Week of October 3, 2016
Curbside Loose Leaf Collection
During curbside collection, only loose leaves may be raked as close to the curb as possible; within 1 metre or 3 feet of the curb. Please do not mix rocks, branches or other debris with the leaves; these materials pose a safety risk to crews and may cause mechanical failure and scheduling issues. Do not place brush, ornamental grasses, potting material or bagged leaves at the curb; these items can be dropped off at the yard waste depot at 944 James Street from 8:00a.m. to dusk.
Also, be mindful of bike lanes, not parking on top of the leaf piles or placing them on top of stormwater catchbasins/ storm sewers. Children should not play in the leaves to ensure their safety.
Other options for disposing leaves:
- Bring your leaves to the yard waste depot at 944 James Street (Hours of operations: 8:00a.m to dusk),
- Mulch them with your lawn mower, or
- Place them in your backyard composter.
2017 Loose leaf schedule
Curbside collection begins October 17, 2016 and runs until the week of December 5, 2016. There is no specific shedule this year. Please keep raking your leaves to the curb unitl December 5th. Streetsweeper and our leaf vac will be out daily and working through the night to collect the leaves, weather permitting.
Christmas Tree Collection
Christmas trees must be placed in a visible area within 1m or 3ft from the curb and out by 7:00a.m. on the collection week. If you take your tree out in a bag, do not leave the tree in a bag at the curb. Please remove the bag or your tree will not be picked up.
Also, please be mindful of when we have a snow event or when blow or shovel your property not to cover your Christmas tree. If it does get covered with snow, please move it back on top of the snow pile. Trees buried in the snow will not be picked up.
Another Option for Disposing of Your Tree
Trees can also be dropped off at the Yard Waste Depot at 944 James Street and placed in the brush pile. Hours of operations are from 8:00a.m. to dusk.
Christmas Tree Collection Week
- Week of January 16, 2017 (weather permitting)