Yard Waste Depot

Yard waste in 3 bins

Brush, yard waste and wood chippings may be dropped off at our Yard Waste Depot. There are three piles within the depot that waste must be properly sorted into - yard waste, brush and woodchips. Note, in all three piles garden, yard waste or plastic bags are not permitted. Please take any bags used for transport with you. 

Location and Hours of Operation

The Yard Waste Depot is located at 944 James St. (between Clarke Street and Springbank Avenue) and is open seven days a week for the convenience of our residents. 

Hours of Operation
Monday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Yard Waste Pile

The following materials can be dropped at the yard waste pile in the depot. Materials that are not accepted must be brought to the Oxford County Waste Management Facility located in Salford for disposal. Follow Oxford County website link for information on the county's landfill hours of operation and fees that may apply.

Acceptable Materials
  • Pumpkins
  • Leaves
  • House & Garden Plants
  • Hedge & tree clippings - maximum diameter: 7 cm (3 in)
  • Grass (No Sod)
  • Weeds
  • Sawdust (natural wood, no pressure treated)
 Materials NOT Accepted
  • Items in plastic bags - Plastic is not compostable! Please remove any yard waste from bags.
  • Sod
  • Top Soil
  • Stumps, logs or lumber
  • Dirt
  • Pressure treated wood (NO fencing or decking)
  • Rocks
  • Hazardous Waste

Brush Pile

 Acceptable Materials
  • Tree branches
  • Limbs
  • Brushes 
  • Christmas trees (no artificial trees – bring those to the EnviroDepot)
 Materials NOT Accepted

Brush must be less than:

  • 10 cm (4 in) in diameter
  • 1.8 m (6 ft) in length


Brush gets chipped and composted. Brush larger than the dimensions above cannot go through the equipment and must be brought to the Oxford County Waste Management Facility for disposal.

Wood Chip Pile

Residents can drop off their unwanted woodchips and chipped brush. Woodchips are available for the public to take home for free! 

 Acceptable Materials
  • Woodchips, chipped brush

 Materials NOT Accepted

  • Pressure treated wood
  • Furniture or chemicals
  • Items in plastic bags - Plastic is not compostable! Please remove any woodchips from bags.

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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