Oxford County is changing its waste management program beginning Monday September 14, 2015, bringing new garbage and recycling pick-up days and new sorting guidelines for the Township of East Zorra-Tavistock. Starting on September 14, 2015, garbage and recycling pick-up will be offered weekly in new trucks that allow for single stream recycling – meaning all your recyclables can now go into the same blue box.
Your garbage and recycling pick-up day is also changing, and garbage will also now be collected on all statutory holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Check the new Waste Management Calendar to see when your collection day is and always have your garbage and recycling set out to the curb by 7:00 a.m.
To help residents through the new garbage and recycling changes, new web tools and the Wasteline mobile app are available now to download personalized curbside collection calendars, check on recyclables quickly using a search bar, or sign up for automated reminders by text, email, phone or Twitter message.
Wasteline tools are available for use by residents in all eight of Oxford’s area municipalities and can be found:
· At www.wasteline.ca;
· In your mobile device’s App Store or Google Play; and
· On your local municipality’s website
The new waste management program was approved by County Council in February 2015, following two years of study and community consultation. The new program offers better service for lower cost, with a smaller environmental footprint.
If you have any questions about the new garbage and recycling program, contact the Oxford County Waste Management department at 519-539-9800 or toll-free at 1-800-755-0394.
Look for your new Waste Management Calendar this August.