Tillsonburg's weekly garbage collection is performed each Wednesday. Garbage must be set out in a bag, bundle or rigid container (garbage can). All garbage set out for collection must be tagged. Waste Management Services are provided to Town of Tillsonburg residents through the County of Oxford.


Waste Dimensions

# Tags Required



  • Bag is 76x96 cm (30 x 36") and weighs less than 20 kg (44 lbs)


1 tag per item


  • Tags must be stuck onto the top half of the garbage bag or be on top of the bundle (so it can be seen by the collector).


  • The tag can be applied either flat on the bag or around the neck of the bag folded over the ends stuck together.


  • Do not use the tag as a tie for the garbage bag - if it breaks or rips, it will not be accepted.


  • Both ends of the bag tag must be visible to be accepted. Do not wrap the tag onto itself so that part of it is concealed.


  • If using a reusable rigid container, the tag(s) must be securely stuck on top of the loose material inside the container.




  • Bag is larger than 76 x 96cm (30 x 36") and weighs less than 20 kg (44 lbs)




  • Rigid container is 129-240 litres in size and weighs less than 20 kg (44 lbs)


2 tags per item


  • Rigid container is larger than 240 litres (Herbie Curbie) and weighs less than 45 kg (100 lbs).


3 tags per item


 Bag tags can be purchased at local retailers as well as the Tillsonburg Customer Service Centre.



Residential recycling occurs weekly on Wednesdays. Blue boxes are available at the Customer Service Centre.

There is no limit to the amount of recycling that you can put out for collection as long as it is prepared properly. Guidelines regarding recyclable materials are available on the Town website.

Acceptable materials include:

  • Plastic Containers (all rigid plastic bottles and tubs)
  • Metal Containers
  • Glass Containers
  • Paper (fibres)
  • Fine Paper (white & coloured)
  • Box Board
  • Corrugated Cardboard


Transfer Station

Yard waste and large items may be disposed of at the Tillsonburg Transfer Station. Hours and acceptable items are listed on the Town's website. Please note that seasonal hours may apply.


Got a question?

Need more information on waste management services? Visit the Town of Tillsonburg website.