zero waste

Zero Waste Event Planning

Yes, your event can be waste free! Find out how in the new Zero Waste Event Planning Guide, a green event planning guide specifically designed for Oxford County residents.

     Download Oxford County's Zero Waste Event Planning Guide (Nov 2017)

     Download the Industry Events Council presentation (Nov 23, 2017)

Local resources

Bins Oxford County Waste Management Facility
384060 Salford Rd, Salford, ON N0J 1W0
519-539-9800 | 1-800-755-0394
Oxford County offers a lending program for large-scale recycling bins.
Note: if recyclables are contaminated and need to be landfilled a disposal/tipping fee will be applied.
Dishware Transition to Less Waste
Transition to Less Waste offers a lending program for plastic reusable dishware and cups, metal cutlery, and water coolers.Portable dishwashing stations and instruction on dishwashing procedure is also available.
Note: If dishes are returned dirty a donation to cover cleaning costs will be incurred.
Party Plus Tent & Event Rentals
(Operated out of Record Works)
399 Dundas St., Woodstock, ON N4S 1B8
Operating out of Record Works in Woodstock, Party Plus Tent & Event Rentals provides tent and party rentals, including glassware, cutlery, dishware, bar accessories and linens.
All Celebrations
Ingersoll, ON
All Celebrations in Ingersoll offers party rental services, including glassware, dishware, cutlery, serving items, linens, centerpieces and accessories.
TIP: churches and legions will often loan dishes in exchange for a donation. Banquet halls and community centres generally offer dishes and dish-washing facilities.
Disposal solutions Oxford County Waste
Management Facility
384060 Salford Rd, Salford, ON N0J 1W0
Oxford County’s Waste Management Facility (landfill) is a one-stop shop for residents and businesses in Oxford County to dispose of their garbage, recycling and special waste.
Woodstock Recycling Depot
63 Clarke St. S., Woodstock, ON
The recycling depot, located at the end of Clarke Street, offers two bins for containers and 3 bins for fibre material. Please drop off only acceptable materials; no dumping and no hazardous waste.
Backyard composting Purchase a backyard composter or green cone at the Oxford County Administration Building in Woodstock, the Waste Management Facility in Salford, or at the City of Woodstock Public Works department on James Street.
TIP: consider donating your food scraps to animals. With proper and safe handling, a local farmer may be interested in partnering to accept food scraps from your event.
Environmental Entertainment Trash Theatre
Interactive and educational activities for youth.
Food Donations Food Secure Oxford Download the latest listings of food banks and soup kitchens in Oxford County. Be sure to call ahead for hours of operation, and to discuss your event in advance.
Parking The Bicycle Valet Download a toolkit to learn how to start your own bicycle valet service.
Signs Oxford County
21 Reeve St., Woodstock, ON N4S 7Y3
519-539-9800 | 1-800-755-0394
Oxford County offers a sign lending program, which includes bin sorting signs outlining what goes where. COST: Free to borrow