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Garbage

City Services

Rules

All garbage must have bag tags in order to be collected.

Do

• Place an Oxford County bag tag on each bag you set out. Both ends of the tag must be visible

• Place a bag tag on the top bag in your container (not on the lid)

• Use the appropriate amount of bag tags required for collection (see Bag Tag page)

• Place your garbage out before 7:00am on your collection day

• Keep your garbage bags under 20kg (44lbs)

• Place your garbage 1m from the curb and in a visible location to drivers

• Place any broken glass in a small cardboard box and label it “Caution. Broken glass/sharp material inside”

Don't

• Place any sharps or needles in your garbage (this includes sharp metal, broken glass, broken ceramics, etc.)
Why? It creates a serious safety hazard for our operators and can result in deep cuts or disease.
Needles/sharps are not accepted in our waste program and must be disposed of properly

• Place loose garbage inside a container
Why? It will not be collected and is a safety hazard

• Leave ripped or damaged bags out for collection.
Why? Any debris left from bags or animals is the property owner’s responsibility to clean up.

• Place garbage on snow banks
Why? It is a safety hazard. Our operators will not climb to retrieve garbage bags

• Place bag tags on a garbage container
Why? Bag tags need to get placed on your bags each time in order to be collected.

• Exceed the maximum weight of 20 kg (44lbs) per bag.
Why? We don’t want to break our operator’s backs. If it’s overweight it will not be collected.

Did we miss your property?

If we miss your property for garbage collection, 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 may be put out for your next collection week or dropped off at our recycling depot located within the Enviro Depot at 944 James Street. Please note that the EnviroDepot is not licensed to take household garbage therefore it will not be accepted.

Not sure what goes where?

 Check out Oxford County's Wasteline App, 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 www.oxfordcounty.ca. The landfill is closed Sundays and Statutory Holidays.

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 resume in the New Year, the week of March 14, 2022. 

Please note, we no longer sell 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 your Bulk Item collection is.

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

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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