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Garbage and Recycling

Residential Garbage and Recycling – Bag Tag Program

Garbage and Recycling Collection Day

To report a missed garbage/recycle collection, please call 1-800-755-0394. for more information please click on the link

Click here to see important updates on garbage and recycling collection changes coming in May

View changes to collection days and accepted blue box items

Stay informed on changes on the Oxford County Waste Management Blog

Map of updates to collection days

4 things to know about waste during COVID-19

Important Changes to Garbage & Recycling Collection

Residents only pay for what they generate and are encouraged to reduce, re-use, & recycle!

The Town of Ingersoll uses Oxford County’s user-pay system for curbside garbage & recycling waste collection. This means that costs for curbside waste have been removed from the municipal taxes.

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New Releases and updates

What goes where? Widget – Updates April 2020

This widget has been updated to reflect the minor changes to the blue box program. Starting May 4, our collection contractor will no longer accept plastic bags and film or Styrofoam food and beverage containers in the curbside recycling program. These items are problematic materials to recycle that can damage equipment and easily contaminate other recyclables. Plastic film includes items like shopping bags, saran wrap and Ziploc bags. Styrofoam food and beverage containers include Styrofoam takeout containers, plates, bowls and cups. We are encouraging residents to limit use of these items as much as possible and to dispose of them in the garbage when needed.

Wasteline – County of Oxford Waste Management

“Oxford County’s garbage and recycling curbside collection program now includes weekly, single stream recycling.”

Wasteline tools help you keep track of your garbage and recycling collection schedule. Get the information you want when you want it by using the “When’s my pickup?” tool (located below), signing up for automated reminders, or using the Wasteline mobile app. Search by address to confirm your next waste collection day and see what materials are being collected. You can also:

  • View, download and print your collection calendar
  • Sign up for weekly reminders (email, text, phone or Twitter)
  • Add a schedule to your personal calendar (iCal, Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook)

When’s My Pickup?

Mobile app information

Use your Apple or Android device to view schedules, receive reminders, and get sorting tips for your garbage and recycling.

Get it on Google Play Download from the App Store

  • $2.00/bag tag
  • $5.50 for large container (22 gal)

There is no tax on bag tags or recycling containers & you can buy as many (or little) as you want.

All cash sales of bag tags must be for $2.00 each
For Debit/Credit sales, store policy regarding minimum sales is in effect
If any vendor is found not abiding by the guidelines set out by the County, the loss of vendor privileges will be immediately revoked. If you have a concern with a vendor, please let us know.

One bag tag is needed for:

  • Each bag, maximum size of 76 cm x 96 cm (30 in x 36 in) and maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs)
  • Each rigid container less than 128 litres in size with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs)
  • Each bundle of material no longer than 96 cm (36 in), securely bound with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs)

Two bag tags are needed for:

Large sized bags, “each larger than 76cm x 96cm (30″x36″)”

Each rigid container between 129 and 240 litres in size and a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs)

Recycling is a great way to keep materials like plastics out of our landfill. Rinsing is important: if recyclable materials are not clean, they will contaminate other recyclables causing them to end up in the landfill. Here are a few tips to ensure you are recycling the right way:

  • All items should be loose and clean in your bins.
  • Oxford County is now under single stream recycling. This means you no longer need to separate paper products from containers. All recyclable materials can be placed in the same recycling bin to be placed at the road. For questions about specific materials, type the material into the “What goes where?” tool at
  • Secure your items from blowing out of your blue boxes by stacking your bins, or placing heavier material on top. Residents are responsible for picking up blown out debris from their recycling bins.
  • Make sure your bin says “Recycling” on the side of it. Use a standard blue box to ensure collectors can identify it as recycling. Click here for info on purchasing a blue box from Oxford County.

For more information on electronic waste recycling visit the Oxford County website

County Landfill Site

The County Landfill site is located at 384060 Salford Road in the Township of South-West Oxford.

For more information visit the County of Oxford Website or call Tel: (519) 539-9800 ext. 3915

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