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Garbage and Recycling

Woodstock offers curbside collection for garbagerecyclingbulk itemsbrush collection, loose leaf curbside collection, as well special waste depot drop-off days for items not picked up during curbside collection. We have a recycling depot located at the end of Clarke Street South where residents can drop of acceptable recycling materials if they are not able to wait until their next recycling day.

Notices

There will be no garbage or recycling collected on the holidays listed below.  Please read to see when collection services will take place.

  • Victoria Day: Monday, May 21, 2018  collection moves to Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Canada Day: Monday, July 2, 2018  (in lieu of July 1st)  - collection moves to Tuesday, July 3, 2018
  • Civic Holiday: Monday, August 6, 2018 - collection moves to Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Labour Day: Monday, September 3, 2018 - collection moves to Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 8, 2018 - collection moves to Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  • Remembrance Day: Monday, November 12, 2018 (in lieu of November 11th) - collection moves to Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  • Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24, 2018 - collection moves to Friday, December 21, 2018
  • Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - collection moves to Thursday, December 27, 2018
  • Boxing Day: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - collection moves to Friday, December 28, 2018
  • New Year's Eve: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - collection moves to Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Family Day: Monday, February 18, 2019 - collection moves to Tuesday, February, 19, 2019

How to place out waste and recycling for collection

By following the procedure below, your items will be picked up.  There may be times when we may miss your property.  Please contact the Engineering and Public Works Department by calling 519-539-2382 ext. 3104 or 3102.  

However, if you have missed a step below 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 or recycling to our Recycling Depot on Clarke Street South.  Or you may put out your items on your next collection week.

  • Your garbage and recycling must be placed out before 7:30 a.m. on your collection day.  You may place it out the night before; however you are responsible for cleaning up any debris or mess made by animals or on windy days.  For helpful tips on windy days, please visit our recycling collection page.
  • Your garbage may not exceed the maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs).
  • Place your garbage and recycling out no more than 1 meter (3ft) from the curb.
  • You must place an Oxford County Bag Tag on each garbage bag.  The tag must be visible at curb and must be stuck on the top half of the garbage bag with both ends of the tag visible. Bag tags may be purchased from approved vendors. If you are using a container, place the tag on top of the materials inside.  The size of the garbage bag or container will determine if you are required to place one or two bag tags.  Follow the bag tag link for more information on the number of garbage tags needed, the cost of each tag and which vendors you may purchase the tags.
  • Have your recycling sorted properly.  Fibres and containers must be separated into its own recycling bins. For information on sorting properly and what can and cannot be recycled, please visit our recycling webpage.
  • 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.  It is not feasible to stop even occasionally and pull out recycling that has been stuffed into bins is stuck to the bottom.  You may purchase additional recycling bins at the Engineering/Public Works Office at 944 James Street, or you may visit our recycling depot at the end of Clarke Street South.  Please visit our recycling webpage 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. They must be places as close tot he curb as possible.  See bullet item #3 above.

Herbie Curbie (large garbage cart pick-up)

Pickup began the week of March 12, 2018.  The last week for Herbie Curbie pick-up is week of December 10, 2018, and pickup will resumes in the new year the week of March 10, 2019.  

Please note the City 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.  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.

Wasteline

Not sure what day to set out your garbage or recycling or what items to put where?  Check out the County's Wasteline App.  This handy tool will help identify what items should be placed out for recycling, household garbage,composted 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  www.oxfordcounty.ca. 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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