Garbage and Recycling

The City of Woodstock offers curbside collection for garbage (garbage bag tags), recycling (recycling collection), bulk items (curbside bulk item collection), brush, leaf and Christmas trees (brush, leaf and Christmas tree collection). There are three different depots to help our residents deal with their waste:

Please DO NOT place soiled tissue or paper towels in your recycling bin.  These items are considered garbage and must be placed in your garbage bag and tagged.  If you place loose garbage in a garbage container, please do not place loose soiled tissue or soiled paper towels loosely on top of your garbage.  These items are considered hazardous and must be placed in a bag.  We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this time to help keep our staff safe and healthy!  For updates on services during this time, please visit our Covid-19 Updates webpage.



  • The large Garbage Cart pickup resumes the week of March 15, 2021,
  • the large Garbage Cart pickup ends the week of November 28, 2021


  • Curbside Bulk Item Collection Starts the week of April 18, 2021.
  • There will be only ONE curbside collection for each garbage pickup area starting in spring time (no fall collection)
  • Please view the City Services Calendar for when we are in your area
  • Only 5 items maximum can be placed out at the curb in front of your residence
  • Small items are to go in your garbage bag and tagged - these small items are not considered bulk items
  • If you missed your week, bulk items may be brought to the Enviro Depot (no charge for Woodstock residents, and minimal charge for County Residents outside of the Woodstock city borders)


Civic Holiday: Mon. Aug. 2, 2021 Collection moves to Tues. Aug. 3, 2021
Labour Day: Mon. Sept. 6, 2021 Collection moves to Tues. Sept. 7, 2021
Thanksgiving Day: Mon. Oct. 11, 2021 Collection moves to Tues. Oct. 12, 2021
Remembrance Day: Thurs. Nov. 11, 221 Collection moves to Fri. Nov. 12, 2021
Christmas Eve:  Fri. Dec. 24, 2021 Collection moves to Thurs. Dec. 23, 2021
Christmas Day in Lieu: Mon. Dec. 27, 2021 Collection moves to Wed. Dec. 29, 2021
Boxing Day in Lieu: Tues. Dec. 28, 2021 Collection moves to Thurs. Dec. 30, 2021
New Year's Day in Lieu: Mon. Jan. 3, 2021 Collection moves to Tues. Jan. 4, 2022

Family Day: Mon. Feb. 21, 2022

Collection moves to Tues. Feb. 22, 2022


For more information on the collection schedule and service calendar, visit our Collection Schedule and Map and/or City Services Calendar pages.  

Following the procedures outlined below will ensure your items are picked up.  If we miss your property, please contact the Engineering and Public Works Department by calling 519-539-2382 ext. 3104 or 3102.  However, if you have not followed our procedures correctly, your garbage and recycling will not be picked up and you will be responsible for disposing of the materials yourself.   Household garbage may be dropped off at the Oxford Landfill in Salford Ontario, and recycling materials may be put out on your next collection week or dropped off at our recycling depot on Clarke Street South.


  • Place out your garbage and recycling before 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.  If you place it out the night before, you will be responsible for cleaning up any debris or mess created by animals mischief or windy conditions. For helpful tips on windy days, please visit our Recycling Collection page.
  • Do not exceed the maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs).
  • Place your garbage and recycling 1 meter (3ft) from the curb, and in a location that is visible to our drivers.
  • Place an Oxford County Garbage Bag Tag on each garbage bag you set out. (example: if you place three bags out, you cannot place all three tags on one bag, all three bags must have their own bag tag)  The tag must be visible at curb and must be stuck on the top half of the garbage bag with both ends of the bag tag visible. To prevent your bag tag from being stolen or ripped off your bag, it's recommended that you adhere the tag to the collar of the bag with both ends stuck together. Remember, it is important that both ends are still visible!  For locations of Bag Tag Vendors follow the link to the Oxford County website and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • If you are using a container and placing garbage loosely in your container, place the bag tag on top of the materials inside.  The size of the garbage container will determine if you are required to place one or two bag tags.  Follow the Garbage Bag Tags link for more information on the number of garbage tags needed and the cost of each tag.
  • Have your recycling sorted properly!  City of Woodstock residents must separate their Fibres and Containers into separate bins. For information on sorting properly and what can and cannot be recycled, please visit our Recycling Collection page.
  • Please do not stuff your bins full!  Recycling must fall freely out of the bins.  Our staff pick up from approximately 1,500 households each day and it is not feasible to stop, even occasionally, and pull out recycling that has been stuck to the bottom of the bins. 
  • Do you recycle a lot? You may want to purchase additional recycling bins at the Engineering/Public Works Office at 944 James Street, or if you cannot wait until we are back in your neighbourhood, please take advantage of our recycling depot at the end of Clarke Street South.  Please visit our Recycling Collection page for addition information on our recycling depot and operation hours.
  • During the winter season, please be sure your garbage and recycling is visible and not hidden by vehicles or snow banks.  For safety reasons, our staff will not climb snow banks to retrieve recycling or garage bags/bins. T hey must be places as close to the curb as possible. See bullet item #3 above.



Location: 944 James Street
Hours of Operation: Sundays to Saturdays - 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cleaning up your yard?  Yard waste may be dropped off at our Yard Waste Depot!  We accept grass, leaves, garden waste (flower/garden plants), weeds, saw dust, and pumpkins.

We do not accept sod, topsoil/dirt, rocks or items in plastic bags.  Please remove all garden/yard waste from plastic bags and take them back with you as we do not have a garbage container at this site. 

There are separate areas within our depot to drop off your brush, limbs, hedge trimmings, and bushes, therefore please follow all signage and do not dump unacceptable items!  See our Brush, Leaf, and Christmas Tree Collection and/or Composting pages for more information on what can be dropped off at this location.  


Location: 944 James Street (Now located within the Enviro Depot)


  • Wednesdays - Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Holidays: Closed


  • Wednesdays - Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Holidays: Closed

Follow the link to our Recycling Collection page for more information on how to sort and what is acceptable.


Location: 944 James Street

For information on fees and acceptable items, please follow the link to our Enviro Depot webpage. Collection Containers for Disposal of Needles and Syringes can also be picked up at this location.

SUMMER HOURS (April 1 - November 30)

  • Wednesdays - Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Holidays: Closed

WINTER HOURS (December 1 - March 31)

  • Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Holidays: Closed

HERBIE CURBIE (Large Garbage Cart Pick-up)

Pickup begins the week of March 15, 2021 and the last week for Herbie Curbie pick-up is week of November 29, 2021.  Pickup of these bins will resumes in the new year the week of March 14, 2022.  

Please note, we no longer sells the Herbie Curbie. You may not replace your broken herbie curbie with another style as it will not be retrofitted properly for our trucks.  Broken carts can be placed out for bulk item collection or dropped at the Enviro Depot at 944 James Street. Please see our City Services Calendar for when we are in your area collecting bulk items. 

Each large cart requires three (3) bag tags, which is to be left loose on top of the garbage and visible to our drivers.


Not sure what day to set out your garbage or recycling or what items to put where?

Check out Oxford County's Wasteline App on our When's My Pickup? and/or What Goes Where? page. This handy tool will help identify what items should be placed out for recycling, household garbage, composting, or taken out to the County landfill.

The Oxford County landfill is located east of the Village of Salford on Salford Road (County Road 46). 384060 Salford Road, Salford  N0J 1W0. For hours of operation and fees please visit the county's website at The landfill is closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays.

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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