Oxford County Public Works Waste Management Calendar

Woodstock Edition

April 2007–June 2008
Covering the City of Woodstock
(See separate Calendars for South-West Oxford and Oxford County, including Ingersoll, Tillsonburg, Zorra, East Zorra–Tavistock, Blandford–Blenheim and Norwich)

15 Month Calendar Inside

Garbage Collection Information
Inside your Waste Management Calendar: Page
Garbage Collection Information ............................................................... 2 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event.................................. 4 Scrap Metal Collection Event / White Goods Collection Event .................. 6 Landfill Info / Small Vehicle Transfer Station .................................................. 8 Holiday Collection Schedule / Winter Information .....................................10 Leaf and Yard Waste / Yard Waste Depots......................................................12 Large Article Collection Information ........................................................14 Bag Tags / Bag Tag Standards ......................................................................16 Grasscycling ...............................................................................................17 County of Oxford Bag Tag Vendors ...............................................................18 City of Woodstock Collection Area Map .........................................................20 Recycling Collection Information .............................................................22 Contact Information .......................................................................back cover

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Oxford County Garbage Requirements
Please have your garbage at the curb by 7:00 am on your collection day. If your garbage is not out when the collection vehicle goes by, it will not come back to collect your garbage. Garbage must be placed no further than 1 meter (3 feet) from the curb or travelled portion of the road.

All garbage must have a County of Oxford Garbage Bag Tag. See page 18 for more
information regarding Bag Tags. There is no limit to the number of bags you put out, as long as they are tagged. If your garbage is unacceptable, it will not be collected and an explanation notice will be left.

Scrap Metal Collection Event (See page 6)

Large Article Collection (See page 14)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (See page 4)

White Goods Collection Event (See page 6)

SPEC IAL ALE RTS
Holiday Collection Change (See page 10)

April 2007
sun mon tues wed thurs fri sat

May 2007
sun mon tues wed thurs fri sat

Special Alerts
Scrap Metal Collection Events April 21, Princeton: Community Park 8 am–1 pm Norwich: Arena Foldens: 374153 Foldens Line April 28, Tavistock: Public Works Shed 8 am–1 pm Embro: Community Centre Holiday Schedule Apr 6: Collection changed to Apr 5 Apr 9: Collection changed to Apr 10 May 21: Collection changed to May 22 HHW Collection Events Woodstock: GM, 1401 Parkinson Rd May 5 9:00 am–2:00 pm

1 8 15 22
Earth Day

2 9
Easter Monday

3 10
Southeast

4 11 18 25

5
Southwest

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Good Friday No Collection

7 14 21 28 6 13 20 27 7 14 21
Victoria Day No Collection

1 8 15 22
Southeast

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

Brush Collection (Northeast) Large Article Collection (Northeast)

12 19 26

13 20 27

No Collection

Brush Collection (North Central) Large Article Collection (North Central)

16 23 30

17 24

Brush Collection (Southeast) Large Article Collection (Southeast)

Brush Collection (Northwest) Large Article Collection (Northwest)

Tillsonburg: Public Works Yard, 20 Spruce St May 12 9:00 am–2:00 pm White Goods Collection Event Woodstock: 944 James St May 26 9:00 am–1:00 pm Computer Equipment Drop Off Woodstock: 944 James St May 26 9:00 am–2:00 pm Donations of canned goods will be accepted for the Food Bank.

Brush Collection (Southwest) Large Article Collection (Southwest)

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Brush Collection (Northeast) Large Article Collection (Northeast) Donate what you can to charitable organizations before putting it out for Large Article Collection.

www.county.oxford.on.ca

April is Earth Month. Earth Day is April 22. www.earthday.ca

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Dates
May 5, 2007 May 12, 2007 June 2, 2007 September 15, 2007 May 3, 2008 May 10, 2008 June 7, 2008

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✱ The collection

Locations
Woodstock – General Motors Tillsonburg – Public Works Yard Ingersoll – CAMI Woodstock – General Motors Woodstock Tillsonburg Ingersoll 1401 Parkinson Road 20 Spruce Street 300 Ingersoll Street 1401 Parkinson Road Location to be announced Location to be announced Location to be announced (9 am–2 pm) (9 am–2 pm) (9 am–1 pm) (9 am–2 pm) (9 am–2 pm) (9 am–2 pm) (9 am–1 pm)

events are for residential waste only. ✱
Hazardous materials from and related to businesses or commercial establishments will not be accepted.

Acceptable Material: ✓ Aerosols ✓ Air Freshener ✓ Apshalt/Roofing Tar ✓ Automobile Fluids (brake,
transmission, windshield, antifreeze, degreaser)

✓ Batteries (automotive and other) ✓ Bleach ✓ Car Wax ✓ Cleaners (furniture, carpet,
toilet, glass, drain, oven)

✓ Disinfectants ✓ Driveway sealer ✓ Dyes ✓ Fertilizer ✓ Fuel (kerosene, diesel, gasoline) ✓ Glue/adhesive ✓ Hair Colour ✓ Hair Spray ✓ Hydrogen Peroxide ✓ Isopropyl Alcohol ✓ Mildew Remover

✓ Moth Balls ✓ Motor Oil ✓ Nail Polish ✓ Paint/Stains/Thinners ✓ Pesticides (insecticide,
rodent killer)

Note:
Containers used to transport the household hazardous waste must remain at the collection event. Please clearly label each item you bring!

✓ Pharmaceuticals ✓ Polish (furniture, shoe) ✓ Pool Chemicals ✓ Propane Tanks ✓ Sharps (needles, lancets – must be
in a sealed puncture-proof container)

Unacceptable Material: ✗ PCB Material ✗ Radioactive material ✗ Materials of unknown
composition

✗ ✗

Pathological wastes Fluorescent light tubes

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (See page 4)

White Goods Collection Event (See page 6)

Holiday Collection Change (See page 10)

SPEC IAL ALE RTS
July 2007
Special Alerts

June 2007
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HHW Collection Event Ingersoll: CAMI, 300 Ingersoll St June 2 9:00 am–1:00 pm White Goods Collection Event

1 3 10 17 24 4 11 18 25 5 12 19 26 6
Brush Collection

2 9 16 23 30

1
Canada Day

2
No Collection
Landfill closed.

3
Southeast

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

Brush Collection

7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

8 15 22 29

9 16 23 30

10 17 24 31

Tillsonburg: Public Works Yard, 20 Spruce St June 9 9:00 am–1:00 pm Holiday Schedule July 2: Collection changed to July 3

13 20 27

Think before you buy – “precycle”. Prevent waste before it happens. By reducing and reusing and buying consciously we can minimize the amount of waste we create, conserve resources and save money.

www.county.oxford.on.ca

Go in, instead of using the drive-through. Idling vehicles produce ten times the pollutants of a moving car.

Scrap Metal Collection Event
Dates
Apr 21, ’07

Open 8:00 am– 1:00 pm

White Goods Collection Event
✱ The collection events are for residential waste only. ✱ Dates
May 26, ’07 June 9, ’07 Sept 8, ’07 Sept 29, ’07 May 24, ’08 June 14, ’08

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Locations
Princeton – Community Park Norwich – Arena Foldens – 374153 Foldens Line Tavistock – Public Works Shed Embro – Community Centre Plattsville – Arena Thamesford – Community Centre Innerkip – Community Centre Otterville – Works Yard Dereham Centre – Works Yard Princeton – Community Park Norwich – Arena Foldens – 374153 Foldens Line Tavistock – Public Works Shed Embro – Community Centre

Locations
Woodstock 944 James Street Tillsonburg – Public Works Yard 20 Spruce Street Ingersoll – CAMI 300 Ingersoll Street Woodstock 944 James Street Woodstock Location to be announced Tillsonburg Location to be announced (9 am–1 pm) (9 am–1 pm) (9 am–1 pm) (9 am–1 pm) (9 am–1 pm) (9 am–1 pm)

Apr 28, ’07 Sept 15, ’07 Sept 22, ’07

Apr 19, ’08

Acceptable Material: ✓ Steel ✓ Copper ✓ Aluminum ✓ Barbecues (without tank) ✓ Lawnmowers ✓ Appliances ✓ Bicycles (without the tires) Unacceptable Material: ✗ Freon containing items ✗ Furniture (non-metal) ✗ Microwaves ✗ Propane tanks ✗ Tires ✗ Wood ✗ Building materials ✗ Non-metal items

This will include the acceptance at no charge of all freon containing items and appliances as well as non-freon containing appliances. Scrap metal will also be accepted at these events.

Apr 26, ’08

Over 130 tonnes of scrap metal was collected in Oxford County in 2006.

Freon containing items include: ✓ Fridge ✓ Freezer ✓ Air conditioner ✓ Dehumidifier

Over 1,000 freon containing units were collected throughout Oxford County in 2006.

If you miss any of these dates, please refer to the Small Vehicle Transfer Station information on page 8, for alternate disposal methods.

White Goods Collection Event (See page 6)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (See page 4)

Scrap Metal Collection Event (See page 6)

Holiday Collection Change (See page 10)

SPEC IAL ALE RTS
Special Alerts

August 2007
sun mon tues wed thurs fri sat

September 2007
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Holiday Schedule Aug 6: Collection changed to Aug 7 Sept 3: Collection changed to Sept 4 White Goods Collection Event

1 5 12 19 26 6
Civic Holiday No Collection

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

4 11 18 25 2 9 16 23 30 3
Labour Day No Collection

1 4
Southeast Brush Collection

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Southeast

8 15 22 29

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

Ingersoll: CAMI, 300 Ingersoll St September 8 9:00 am–1:00 pm Woodstock: 944 James St September 29 9:00 am–1:00 pm HHW Collection Event Woodstock: GM, 1401 Parkinson Rd September 15 9:00 am–2:00 pm Scrap Metal Collection Event

Brush Collection

13 20 27

14 21 28

10 17 24

11 18 25

Sept 15 Plattsville: Arena 8 am–1 pm Thamesford: Community Centre Sept 22 Innerkip: Community Centre 8 am–1 pm Otterville: Works Yard Dereham Centre: Works Yard

www.county.oxford.on.ca

Remember to recycle your old phonebooks.

Landfill Information
Hours of Operation:
Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–4:30 pm Saturday, 8:00 am–4:00 pm Closed on Sunday and all statutory holidays.

Small Vehicle Transfer Station
To service the residents of Oxford County better a small vehicle transfer station has been constructed at the Oxford County Landfill site. This is a controlled clean area for the disposal of self-hauled residential materials. Proof of residency is required upon entry. All material disposed at the Oxford County Landfill is subject to the current tipping fee, as well as any specific item charges that may apply. The hours are the same as the Oxford County Landfill, however, on Saturdays some vehicles will be required to dump at the tipping face.

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Unacceptable Items: ✗ Hazardous, chemical and liquid waste (paint, oil,
pesticides, propane tanks, car/truck batteries)

Tipping Fee Schedule:
January 1, 2007: $50.00 per metric tonne July 1, 2007: $55.00 per metric tonne January 1, 2008: $60.00 per metric tonne There is a minimum charge of $10.00. Cash Only! The Oxford County Landfill does not accept debit, credit card or cheque.

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Recreational hulks (car bodies, ATVs, snowmobiles, motorcycles) Burn barrels Machine loaded concrete or stumps Tree branches, large lumber and railway ties longer than 3ft in length

Specific Item Charges:
• Untagged Freon Containing Units: $15.00/unit • Passenger Vehicle Tires (off of the rims): $2.00/tire (limit of 8) • Clean Brush (Does not include yard waste or hedge clippings): No charge (for clean segregated loads) • Bale Wrap: No charge (for clean segregated loads) ✱ All mixed loads containing material other than the above items for disposal will be charged the tipping fee AND the specific item charge ✱

Location:
The Oxford County Landfill is located east of the village of Salford at 384060 Salford Rd. (County Rd. 46)

Acceptable Items: ✓ Domestic non-hazardous waste (household garbage) ✓ Large Articles (sofas, mattresses, carpet etc.) ✓ Construction/demolition material including
drywall and shingles

When you transport your waste:
The Highway Traffic Act requires all users of the Oxford County Landfill to securely bind and tarp or cover their load during transit. Keeping County roadways free of debris and litter is very important for safety and environmental reasons.

✓ Brush and Yard Waste ✓ Tires (passenger tires off of the rims only) ✓ White goods (stoves, dryers, washing machines) ✓ Freon containing items (refrigerators, freezers, air
conditioners and dehumidifiers)

If you have any questions, please contact the Oxford County Landfill at (519) 485-1516.

Holiday Collection Change (See page 10)

SPEC IAL ALE RTS
November 2007
fri sat sun mon tues wed thurs fri sat
Special Alerts
Holiday Schedule Oct 8: Collection changed to Oct 9 Nov 12: Collection changed to Nov 13

October 2007
sun mon tues wed thurs

1 7 14 21 28 8
Thanksgiving No Collection

2 9
Southeast

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Brush Collection

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27 4
Daylight Savings Time Ends

1 5 12
No Collection

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

10 17 24 31

6 13
Southeast

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Brush Collection

8 15 22 29

15 22 29

16 23 30

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Remembrance Day

14 21 28

Save a few bags of fallen leaves to use over the winter months in your Backyard Composter. Winter compost is heavy in food waste, so the addition of dry leaves will help to optimize its effectiveness and reduce odours when things start to thaw next spring.

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Approximately 20–25% of the average garbage bag is food waste that could have been backyard composted.

www.county.oxford.on.ca

Waste Reduction Week is October 15–21. www.wrwcanada.com

Holiday Collection Schedule
New Collection Day Woodstock (not including Oxford
County or South-West Oxford) Tuesday, May 22, 2007 Tuesday, July 3, 2007 Tuesday, August 7, 2007 Tuesday, September 4, 2007 Tuesday, October 9, 2007 Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Friday, December 21, 2007 Thursday, December 27, 2007 Thursday, December 27, 2007 Friday, December 28, 2007 Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Thursday, January 3, 2008 Thursday, March 20, 2008 Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Winter Information
Inclement weather in the winter months often may lead to many problems for waste collection.
In some cases of severe weather, collection may be suspended or delayed. Check the Oxford County Website for details as it will be posted there immediately or call your local municipal office.

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Holiday
Victoria Day Canada Day Civic Holiday Labour Day Thanksgiving Remembrance Day Christmas Eve Christmas Day Boxing Day

Date (Observed Date)
Monday, May 21, 2007 (observed Monday, July 2, 2007) Monday, August 6, 2007 Monday, September 3, 2007 Monday, October 8, 2007 (observed Monday, November 12) Monday, December 24, 2007 Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Wednesday, December 26, 2007 Thursday, December 27, 2007 Monday, December 31, 2007 Tuesday, January 1, 2008 Wednesday, January 2, 2008 Friday, March 21, 2008 Monday, March 24, 2008 Monday, May 19, 2008

Helpful Hints: ✓ Try to shovel out an area of snow that is level to place
your material on.

New Year’s Day Good Friday Easter Monday Victoria Day

Snow banks at the side of the road sometimes make it difficult to put your material out close to the roadside. Do not place your materials on top of a snow bank. Do not place your items behind a snow bank, the drivers may miss it if it is hidden. and stick the adhesive ends together making sure both ends of the tag are visible, this will prevent the tag from falling off the bag in extreme cold weather.

Christmas Week Recycling Collection 2007

Tuesday, December 25 recycling will be collected on Thursday, December 27, 2007 Wednesday, December 26 recycling will be collected on Friday, December 28, 2007 Thursday, December 27 recycling will be collected on Saturday, December 29, 2007 Monday, December 31 recycling will be collected on Wednesday, January 2, 2008

✓ Fold the bag tag around the neck of the bag back

If a holiday falls on your regular collection day, your garbage collection for that week may be moved to an alternate date. These changes are shown above. Please note any changes that will affect you.

Herbie Curbie Pickup Alert (See page 16)

Holiday Collection Change (See page 10)

SPEC IAL ALE RTS
January 2008
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Special Alerts
Herbie Curbie pickup suspended Herbie Curbie pickup suspended from Dec 15, 2007 to Mar 15, 2008. Holiday Schedule:

December 2007
sun mon tues wed thurs fri

1 2 9 16 23 30 3 10 17 24
No Collection

1
New Year’s Day

2
Southeast Northwest

3
NorthCentral

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

No Collection

4 11 18 25
Christmas No Collection

5 12 19 26
Boxing Day No Collection

6 13 20 27
Northwest NorthCentral

7 14 21
Southeast

8 15 22 29
NE Recycle

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

9 16 23 30

10 17 24 31

Garbage Collection Dec 24: Collection changed to Dec 21 Dec 25: Collection changed to Dec 27 Dec 26: Collection changed to Dec 27 Dec 27: Collection changed to Dec 28 Dec 31: Collection changed to Jan 2 Jan 1: Collection changed to Jan 2 Jan 2: Collection changed to Jan 3 Recycling Collection Dec 25: Collection changed to Dec 27 Dec 26: Collection changed to Dec 28 Dec 27: Collection changed to Dec 29 Dec 31: Collection changed to Jan 2 Christmas Tree Collection All trees must be curbside by 7:00 am on January 7. Please remember to remove all decorations and plastic bags. See page 12 for additional information.

Curbside Christmas Tree Collection

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Northeast NC Recycle

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No Collection

Clean the condenser coils on your refrigerator every few months – you can reduce electricity consumption by 6% or more.

www.county.oxford.on.ca

Newspaper is made up of about 40–60% recycled paper.

Leaf and Yard Waste
Brush Collection
The City of Woodstock conducts curbside Brush Collection. Brush can be set out during Large Article Collection week for your area and the first full week of every month from June through November. Limbs must be tied in bundles. A bundle must not weigh more than 20 kg (45 lbs) and its length must not exceed 2 m (6 feet). Stumps or root balls will not be accepted.

Yard Waste Depots
There are 10 leaf and yard waste depots throughout the County. Most depots are open 24 hours, 7 days a week with the exception of the Tillsonburg location which is open the same hours as the Tillsonburg Transfer Station. The material collected at these depots will be transported to the compost pad located adjacent to the landfill where it will be worked into an active windrow to begin the decomposition process. Municipality Ingersoll Tavistock Innerkip Hickson Woodstock Norwich Blandford-Blenheim Otterville Tillsonburg Zorra Location Public Works Yard on Pemberton St. 18 Hendershot St. 104 Blandford St. 158 Loveys St. 944 James St. Phebe St. (at the very end of the street) Drumbo at the Works Yard York St. behind the Public Works Yard 160 Vienna Rd. 783045 Road 78

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Leaf and Yard Waste Depot Acceptable Material: ✓ Brush (keep separate from other materials) ✓ Garden, hedge and tree trimmings ✓ Fruit and vegetables from the garden ✓ House and garden plants ✓ Leaves ✗ Please, no stumps ✓ Hallowe’en pumpkins ✓ Christmas Trees ✓ Grass Christmas Tree Recycling
Remember clean, segregated loads of brush can be taken to the landfill free of charge. Any mixed load will be charged the tipping fee. All leaf and yard material is composted and diverted from landfill resulting in an increased life span for our landfill. Natural Christmas trees can be taken to any of the Leaf and Yard Waste Depots to be recycled. Please remember to remove all decorations and plastic bags used for transportation. There will be curbside Christmas trees collection during the week of Jan. 7–11, 2008. All trees must be out by 7 am on Jan. 7.

3,962 tonnes of yard waste was collected in 2006.

Note: Woodstock offers curbside leaf collection. Please call your
local municipal office for more information.

Herbie Curbie Pickup Alert (See page 16)

Holiday Collection Change (See page 10)

SPEC IAL ALE RTS
March 2008
sat sun mon tues wed thurs fri sat
Special Alerts
Herbie Curbie pickup resumes Herbie Curbie pickup resumes on March 15, 2008. Holiday Schedule

February 2008
sun mon tues wed thurs fri

1 3 10 17 24 4 11 18 25 5 12 19 26 6 13 20 27 7 14 21 28 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 2 9
Daylight Savings Time Begins

1 3 10 17 24
Easter Monday

4 11 18 25
Southeast

5 12 19 26

6 13 20
Southwest

7 14 21
Good Friday No Collection

8 15 22 29

Mar 21: Collection changed to Mar 20 Mar 24: Collection changed to Mar 25

16 23 30

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No Collection Compost can increase your gardens water retention and reduce the amount of watering it requires.

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Walk, carpool or take public transportation whenever possible.

www.county.oxford.on.ca

Large Article Collection Information
Remember to have all materials set out by Acceptable Materials: 7:00 am on the Monday of your collection week.
Scrap metal will be picked up as part of the Large Article Collection in Woodstock. For alternate disposal see page 6. Appliances will not be picked up in Large Article Collection. Appliances can be taken to White Goods Events. See page 6 for more information. Brush will be picked up in the Large Article Collection. See page 12 for information on monthly brush collection. Boxsprings

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Unacceptable Materials: ✗ Construction, building and demolition materials ✗ Gravel, stone, concrete ✗ Yard wastes, stumps (see page 12 for alternate disposal
information)

✓ Household Furniture ✓ Mattresses and ✓ Tables and Chairs ✓ Carpet, plastic sheeting etc.
(rolled and tied in lengths no longer than 4ft.)

✗ ✗ ✗ ✗

✓ Other bulky items not taken in
regular garbage collection

Hazardous materials and wastes (Paint, Propane tanks, Pesticides, etc) (see page 4 for alternate disposal information) White Goods (Appliances) (see page 6, or page 8 for alternate disposal information) Regular Household Garbage (Any bagged material) (see page 16, or page 8 for alternate disposal information) Tires (see page 8 for alternate disposal information)

General Regulations for Large Article Collection:
Collection is for Residential and Farm Properties only.

✓ Televisions ✓ Brush

All items must be set out by 7:00 am Monday morning of the collection week. Collection vehicles will go by once, if material is not out when the truck goes by, it will not return. Items set out for the Large Article Collection do not require a garbage bag tag. Regular household garbage is not part of the Large Article Collection. Items can weigh no more than 45 kg (100 lbs) Note: Unnacceptable articles remain the responsibility of the homeowner.

✱ Note: Items placed out in a garbage can/container or trailer/bin WILL NOT be collected. ✱

Scrap Metal Collection Event (See page 6)

Large Article Collection (See page 14)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (See page 4)

White Goods Collection Event (See page 6)

SPEC IAL ALE RTS
Holiday Collection Change (See page 10)

April 2008
sun mon tues wed thurs fri sat

May 2008
sun mon tues wed thurs fri sat

Special Alerts
Scrap Metal Collection Events April 19, Princeton: Community Park 8 am–1 pm Norwich: Arena Foldens: 374153 Foldens Line April 26, Tavistock: Public Works Shed 8 am–1 pm Embro: Community Centre Holiday Schedule May 19: Collection changed to May 20

1 6 13 20 27 7 14 21 28 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26 4 11 18 25 5 12 19
Victoria Day No Collection

1 6 13 20
Southeast

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24 31

Brush Collection (Northwest) Large Article Collection (Northwest)

7 14 21 28

8 15 22 29

Brush Collection (Southwest) Large Article Collection (Southwest)

HHW Collection Events Woodstock: Location to be announced May 3 9:00 am–2:00 pm Tillsonburg: Location to be announced May 10 9:00 am–2:00 pm White Goods Collection Event Woodstock: Location to be announced May 24 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Brush Collection (Northeast) Large Article Collection (Northeast) Earth Day Brush Collection (North Central) Large Article Collection (North Central)

Brush Collection (Southeast) Large Article Collection (Southeast)

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Brush Collection (Northwest) Large Article Collection (Northwest) Donate what you can to charitable organizations before putting it out for Large Article Collection.

www.county.oxford.on.ca

April is Earth Month. Earth Day is April 22. www.earthday.ca

Bag Tags
Bag Tags can be purchased from over 80 locations across the County of Oxford. The self-adhesive bag tags cost $1.25 each for cash sales. Bag tags
purchased with debit card, credit card, cheque or any method other than cash are subject to store policy regarding extra charges. There is no tax on bag tags and no minimum quantity required for purchase. Visit our web site for a complete listing of locations, or see page 18.

Bag Tag Standards:
One Bag Tag is needed for:

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✓ Each bag, maximum size of 76 × 96 cm (30 × 36″) 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).

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✓ Each bundle of material no longer than 96 cm (36″), securely
bound with a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs). Two Bag Tags needed for:

Bag Tags on your Garbage
Tags must be stuck on the top half of the garbage bag or
be on top of the bundles so it can be seen by the collector. The tag can be applied either around the neck of the bag, folded over and the ends stuck together or flat on the bag (Do not use the tag to seal the bag – broken or ripped tags will not be accepted). If both ends of the tag are not visible, the garbage will not be collected. If using a reusable rigid container, the tag(s) must be securely stuck on top of the loose material that is in the container. Tags must not be attached to the container. Set-outs with tag(s) attached to the container will not be collected.

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✓ Large sized bags – each larger than 76 × 96 cm (30 × 36″). ✓ Each rigid container between 129 and 240 litres in size and a
maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs). Three Bag Tags needed for:

✓ Each rigid container larger than 240 litres (Herbie

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Curbie). Note: Herbie Curbies cannot be used between December 15, 2007 and March 15, 2008.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event (See page 4)

White Goods Collection Event (See page 6)

SPEC IAL ALE RTS
Grasscycling
Special Alerts
HHW Collection Event

June 2008
sun mon tues wed thurs fri sat

1 8 15 22 29

2 9 16 23 30

3 10 17 24

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Brush Collection

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27
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Grasscycling is a technique to recycle your grass. It is very simple to do, when the grass is cut, just leave the clippings on the lawn. Grass clippings can be a great fertilizer. One bag of grass clippings is equivalent to approximately 100 grams of fertilizer. Since clippings release moisture and nutrients into the soil as they break down, leaving clippings on the lawn will prevent excessive moisture loss and return water to the soil. Let your grass grow to a height of 9 cm (3 ½″) then cut it to a height of 6 cm (2 ½″). Try not to cut your lawn too short, cutting the lawn too short may cause the root system to be too large for the grass. If your lawn is excessively long and there is a large volume of grass clippings you may compost the excess. Grasscycling reduces household waste and saves space in landfills and saves you money because it reduces the need to water and fertilize your lawn. Also, grasscycling saves you time because you do not have to rake and bag up all of the clippings.
Go in, instead of using the drive-through. Idling vehicles produce ten times the pollutants of a moving car.

Ingersoll: Location to be announced June 7 9:00 am–1:00 pm White Goods Collection Event Tillsonburg: Location to be announced June 14 9:00 am–1:00 pm Only 4–6% of electrical energy used by an incandescent light bulb is converted into visible light. The rest is lost as heat. Modern CFL (compact fluorescent lights) provide the characteristic warm glow of incandescent bulbs but use 75% less energy and last ten times longer. CFLs may cost more than incandescent bulbs but the energy savings can pay off in less than two years. If every household in Canada changed just one traditional incandescent light bulb to an Energy Star CFL, the country would save over $73 million in energy costs every year and reduce green house gas emissions by 397,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

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County of Oxford Bag Tag Vendors
As of February 1, 2007
LOCATION Beachville Bright Brownsville Dereham Centre Drumbo Embro Gobles Hickson Huntingford Ingersoll NAME OF VENDOR Shak’s Zorra TV and Appliances Bright Post Office & Café Hubee’s Variety South-West Oxford Municipal Office Blandford–Blenheim Municipal Office Drumbo Variety Embro Feed and Supply Matheson’s General Store Gobles Country Store and Gas East Zorra-Tavistock Municpal Office Oxford Agro-Pro Kitching’s Country Store Bell Street Variety Bridge Variety Store Frank’s Variety Store Highway 19 Mini Mart Hurley’s Independent Grocer’s Ingersoll Foodland Ingersoll Municipal Office ADDRESS 434805 Zorra Line 684125 County Rd. 2 11 Baird St. South 292285 Culloden Line 312915 Dereham Line 47 Wilmot St. 24 Wilmot St. North 118 Commissioner St. 127 Huron St. County Rd. 2 90 Loveys St. 596222 County Rd. 59 County Rd. 59 181 Bell St. 15 Thames St. South 159 Thames St. South 186 Canterbury St. 273 King St. West 72 Charles St. West 130 Oxford St. West

If you have a concern with a vendor overcharging for bag tags please call Oxford County Public Works at 519-539-9800.
LOCATION Ingersoll cont’d NAME OF VENDOR Ingersoll Variety Store Mac’s Ingersoll McKim’s Home Hardware Riverside Mini Mart Innerkip Kintore Mount Elgin Norwich Corner Farm Market Community Food Market Kintore Variety Mount Elgin Variety & Gas Bar Mac’s Norwich Norwich Knechtel Norwich Pop & Variety Waterloo-Oxford Co-Op Norwich Ostrander Otterville Plattsville Princeton Salford Springford Tavistock Wards Automotive Centre Norwich Municipal Office Otterville Variety Plattsville Pro Hardware Sinden Feed and Seed Village Cheese Mill Smith’s Snack Bar & Variety Mac’s Tavistock ADDRESS 182 Whiting St. 6 Bell St. 142 Thames St. South 211 Charles St. East Blandford St. 177 Blandford St. 540 Allen St. 333198 Plank Line 15 Stover St. 74 Main St. 11 Stover St. 136 Main St. 332543 Plank Line 210 Main St. East 202 Main St. West 16 Albert St. 15 Main St. West 333744 Plank Line 3 West St. North 5 Woodstock St. North

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LOCATION Tavistock cont’d Thamesford Tillsonburg

NAME OF VENDOR Tavistock Gas and Variety Mac’s Thamesford Thamesford Variety A&P Grocery Store Around the Corner Variety Beres Meat and Deli Chrissy’s Corner Store Coward Pharmacy Cranberry Convenience DNT Convenience Hasty Market Tillsonburg Mac’s Tillsonburg Maple View Variety Sobeys Tillsonburg Tillsonburg Customer Service Centre

ADDRESS 161 Woodstock St. South 249 Dundas St. 150 Dundas St. 225 Broadway Ave. 36 Bidwell St. 332 Broadway Ave 170 Tillson Ave 165 Broadway Ave 150 North St. East 510 Broadway Ave 86 Simcoe St. 594 Broadway Ave 126 Concession St. East 678 Broadway Ave 10 Lisgar Ave 196852 19th Line 3 Huron St. 951 Devonshire Ave 235 Dundas St. 674 Peel St. 415 Hunter St. 258 Mill St.

LOCATION Woodstock cont’d

NAME OF VENDOR Food Basics Hasty Market – Woodstock J&P Variety – Norwich Ave. J&P Variety – Ingersoll Ave Mac’s – Norwich Ave Mac’s – Vansittart Ave Pine Variety Shoppers Drug Mart Shoppers Drug Mart Downtown Sobey’s South Side Mini Mart Starlight Convenience Sunrise Variety West End Video and Variety Woodstock City Hall Woodstock Engineering Office Woodstock IGA

ADDRESS 868 Dundas St. 29 Clarke St. 232 Norwich Ave 509 Ingersoll Ave. 361 Norwich Ave 3 Vansittart Ave 988 Dundas St. 959 Dundas St. 449 Dundas St. 379 Springbank Ave 662 Henry St. 780 Dundas St. 212 Springbank Ave 224 Dundas St. Dundas St. 944 James St. 645 Dundas St. 274620 27th Line

Uniondale Woodstock

Greason’s Supply and Service 7-11 Woodstock Mac’s – Devonshire Ave C+M Mini Mart Corner Farm Market County of Oxford POA Daisy Mart

Zorra

Zorra Municipal Office

Bag Tag Cost
Bag tags are available at any of the above locations for $1.25 per tag. Revenue generated by the sale of bag tags directly covers the cost of garbage collection and disposal.

Woodstock Garbage & Recycling Collection
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Garbage Collection
All residents in the County of Oxford receive weekly curbside collection. Ensure your garbage is placed on your curb by 7:00 am on your collection day. All garbage must have a County of Oxford Garbage Bag Tag.

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Recycling
Recycling is collected every second week on the same day as your garbage. Check the map to see if your recycling is collected during a BLUE or YELLOW week. Refer to the corresponding colour throughout the calendar. The colour on the map corresponds with your collection day as indicated in the legend to the right:

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City of Woodstock Garbage Collection Days
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Items not accepted at curbside
Below is a list of items that must not be placed in your regular weekly garbage collection. If you have an item you
are unsure of, contact your local municipal office. For contact information, please refer to the back cover.
Since the introduction of bag tags in 2003, residential garbage tonnage has decreased on average 2,200 tonnes each year.

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Animal carcass Any material which has become frozen or otherwise stuck to a container Appliances (see page 6 or
page 8 for alternate disposal information)

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Fences, fence posts, wire Hazardous waste Hay Household furniture (see page 14 or page 8 for alternate disposal information) Industrial waste Liquid waste Manure Scrap metal (see page 6 or
page 8 for alternate disposal information)

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City of Woodstock Alternate Week Recycling
Area A Area B

Automobiles, vehicles or any parts thereof Bio-medical waste Combustible material Construction debris (see
page 8 for alternate disposal information)

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Please refer to separate calendars for South-West Oxford and Oxford County. Calendars are available at your local municipal office or from Oxford County Public Works.
(See back cover for contact information.)

Straw Tires (page 8 for alternate
disposal information)

Crates and Pallets Explosive material

Wet or visible animal feces

For information regarding Recycling standards, please refer to page 22.

Recycling Collection Information
What is Acceptable?
Plastic
All rigid plastic bottles, tubs and lids

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Examples:
Beverage bottles (pop, juice, water) Food Containers (yogurt, margarine) Detergent and Cleaner Containers Personal Care Containers (shampoo bottles)

Metal
Examples:
Aluminum beverage cans Steel food/beverage tins and cans

Glass
Examples:
Clear/coloured food and beverage glass

Unacceptable Recyclable Materials: ✗ Film Plastic ✗ Crinkly Plastic (Dividers in Cookie Bags) ✗ Polystyrene (Styrofoam) ✗ Chip Bags ✗ Milk Pouches ✗ Bubble Wrap ✗ Plastic Items: such as toys, hangers ✗ Aerosol Cans ✗ Paint Cans ✗ Window Glass ✗ Light Bulbs ✗ Dishes and Drink Glasses ✗ Milk Cartons ✗ Asceptic Packaging (Drink Boxes) ✗ Dirty or contaminated cardboard ✗ Christmas Gift Wrap

Since 2003, the tonnes of recyclable material diverted from our landfill has increased by approximately 355 tonnes a year.

Oxford County Recycling Requirements
Please have your recycling at the curb by 7:00 am on your collection day. If your recycling is not out when the collection vehicle goes by, it will not come back to collect your recycling. Recycling must be placed no further than 1 meter (3 feet) from the curb or travelled portion of the road. If your recycling is unacceptable, it will not be collected and an explanation notice will be left.

Boxboard
Examples:
Cereal Boxes Tissue Boxes Toilet Tissue Rolls Paper Egg Cartons

Acceptable Set-Out
1. Empty all contents from containers you wish to recycle. 2. Each of the following items should be separately bagged. (You may use grocery bags) : • Fine Paper (white and colour) • All other Paper • Glass • Metal Containers • #1 Plastic Containers • #2 Plastic Containers • All other plastic bottles and containers • Boxboard – Please flatten down • Cardboard – must be flattened and bundled so that it is no larger than 75 × 75 × 20 cm and placed beside your recycling box 3. Please place bags neatly into your recycling box.

Need another Recycling Box?
Recycling boxes are available for purchase at your local municipal office.
While recycling boxes are preferred, you can also use a sturdy container that is similar in size to the recommended recycle box. Containers can be no larger than 60 cm (24″) long × 35 cm (14″) tall. Examples of such containers:

Cardboard
Identified by two outer, thinwalled linerboards, having corrugated waffle in the middle.

✓ Laundry Baskets ✓ Plastic Storage Totes
Please keep in mind that the recycling container and its contents must not weigh more than 20 kg (45 lbs.).

Paper
Examples:
Newspaper Flyers/Magazines Telephone Books Fine Paper (bills, letters, computer paper)

✱ Please do not use garbage containers because your recyclables may be mistaken for garbage. ✱

Questions?
If you have any questions regarding waste management please contact your local municipal office. Or Visit us online at:

www.county.oxford.on.ca

Contact Information
City of Woodstock
944 James St. (519) 539-1291 ext. 3104 www.city.woodstock.on.ca

Township of Blandford-Blenheim
47 Wilmot St., Drumbo (519) 463-5347 www.twp.bla-ble.on.ca

Township of South-West Oxford
312915 Dereham Line (519) 877-2702 or (519) 485-0477 www.swox.org

Town of Ingersoll
130 Oxford St., 2nd Floor (519) 485-0120 www.ingersoll.ca

Township of East Zorra-Tavistock
90 Loveys St., Hickson (519) 462-2697 www.twp.ezt.on.ca

Township of Zorra
274620 27th Line (519) 485-2490 or 1-888-699-3868 www.zorra.on.ca

Town of Tillsonburg
Customer Service Centre 10 Lisgar Ave. (519) 842-9200 www.town.tillsonburg.on.ca

Township of Norwich
210 Main St. E, Otterville (519) 879-6568 or (519) 863-2709 www.twp.norwich.on.ca

Oxford County Public Works
21 Market Square, Woodstock (519) 539-9800 or 1-866-537-7778 www.county.oxford.on.ca

Available in alternate formats for the visually impaired. For more information please call the Oxford County Public Works office at (519) 539-9800.

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