Recycling Bin


  • Separate your recycling into Fibres (papers) and Containers (Plastics)
  • Place your recycling out before 7:00am on your collection day
  • Keep your recycling under 20kg (44lbs)
  • Use City-Approved bins – which may be purchased from the Engineering Office located at 944 James Street
  • Flatten and bundle your cardboard into pieces no larger than 75x75x20 cm (30x30x8 in) and place next to your recycling bin if it does not fit inside. Do not place in another cardboard box. If cardboard is bigger than that it won’t fit in the truck.  it’s as simple as that!

  • Allow your recycling to freely fall from the bins
  • Place your recycling 1m from the curb and in a visible location to drivers
  • Place heavy recycling on top, or keep recycling below the rim on the bin to reduce it blowing away in the wind


  • Place any sharps or needles in your recycling (this includes sharp metal, broken glass, broken ceramics, etc.)
    Why? It is not recycling and 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.
  • Overstuff your containers
    Why? Recycling is unable to freely fall out of your containers and it is not feasible for our operators to pull our recycling that has been stuck to the bottom as they have over 1,500 households to collect from.

  • Mix your recycling
    Why? Woodstock is part of a 2-stream recycling system which means your fibres and containers must be separated.

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

  • Leave ripped or damaged bags out for collection or allow your recycling to blow away
    Why? Any debris left behind is the property owner’s responsibility to clean up

  • 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.


Acceptable Recycling Containers

  • Containers must contain proper drainage holes.
  • Containers larger than 24" must have a fixed handle and pocket handle for lifting.
  • Containers larger than 122L must have an integrated lift bar.
  • Containers must be in good condition and not broken or cracked.
  • Containers must weigh no more than 20kg/44lbs.
  • Maximum opening dimensions/diameter is 20".

Did we miss your property?

We are human, if we missed your property and there is no sticker on your recycling, 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. 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: if the materials were not accepted in your curbside recycling it is also NOT accepted at the Recycling Depot.


Residential Recycling Bins


Multi-Residential & Commercial  Large Recycling Carts

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 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
Email: General Information

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