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Oxford Depot

City of London EnviroDepots

The City of London has four drop-off depots for residential use only. Use the links below to help you find out more about these locations.  

For more detailed information, refer to the Waste Management By-Law (WM-12) (PDF) which governs the collection of municipal garbage, recyclables and yard materials or to Waste Disposal and Collection Fees which governs fees for the waste management system.  For recycling and reuse of other items found around the house, please visit our Reuse and Recycling webpage for a few suggestions. Please refer to the Yellow Pages for a full listing of service providers.

Accepted Materials

  •     Household bagged garbage; fees apply. Please Note: furniture & mattresses are only
        accepted at the Landfill Site on Manning Drive
  •     Blue Box recyclables
  •     Yard materials
  •     Electronics
  •     Scrap metal
  •     Repairable bikes.  Bikes will be repaired and donated to those in need.
  •     Appliances (a $35 fee for appliances containing refrigerant may be coming soon)
  •     Construction & renovation materials; fees apply (not accepted at the Landfill Site)
  •     Tires
  •     Batteries
  •     Propane tanks
  •     Fluorescent tubes & bulbs
  •     Empty oil & antifreeze containers (no liquids)
  • If you have household hazardous waste to dispose of, please visit the Household Special Waste Depot.  For paint disposal, visit the Regeneration website for a location near you.

Depot Locations and Hours of Operation

Oxford StOxford Street EnviroDepot
(paint & hazardous waste not accepted here)
1450 Oxford Street West
Monday to Friday noon to 7 pm (closed Labour Day, September 2nd)
Saturday 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
Closed statutory holidays
Goodwill Donation Centre located at Oxford Street EnviroDepot

Clarke RdClarke Road South EnviroDepot
(paint & hazardous waste not accepted here)
28 Clarke Road
Monday to Friday noon to 7 pm (closed Labour Day, September 2nd)
Saturday 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm
Closed statutory holidays

Try Recycling NorthClarke Road North EnviroDepot (at Try Recycling Inc., under City contract)
(paint & hazardous waste not accepted here)
21462 Clarke Road
Open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Closed Sundays and statutory holidays


W12AW12A Household Special (Hazardous) Waste & EnviroDepot
3502 Manning Drive
Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Sundays and statutory holidays

W12A Landfill Site
3502 Manning Drive
Open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed Sundays and statutory holidays

What is the cost?

For information about the cost of bringing any materials to the depots, see Waste Disposal and Collection Fees. Please note that our contractor, Try Recycling, only accepts debit or credit payment for construction & renovation materials.

For more information on City EnviroDepots, call 519-661-CITY (2489) or refer to the Waste Reduction & Conservation Calendar.

Description of Acceptable Items

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  • Blue Box Recyclables
    • Paper: newspapers, catalogues, computer paper, flyers, envelopes, magazines, phone books, white and light coloured writing paper, egg cartons. Cardboard: boxes such as clean pizza boxes and appliance and packing boxes (empty, no packing foam and flattened).
    • Containers: paper cups, ice cream tubs, clear rigid blister packaging (e.g. difficult to open plastic packaging around toys, batteries, etc.).  Milk & juice cartons, drink boxes, cardboard cans (i.e. frozen juice and spiral wound containers), aluminium and steel containers, empty aerosol cans, empty paint cans, aluminium foil and pie plates, glass bottles & jars and plastic bottles and tubs with the number 1 through 7 on the bottom of the container.
  • What Yard Materials are Accepted?
    • Plant trimmings, grass clippings ($1.50 per bag), leaves, brush & branches - cut to a length of less than 1 metre (39") and less than 10 cm (4") in diameter
    • The EnviroDepots will accept pumpkins for composting. Residents that receive curbside leaf and yard material collection can also set their Halloween pumpkin out on the same collection week. Remove the candle and any metal or plastic from the pumpkin and place in the same container with yard materials or fall leaves. Pumpkins are heavy, so be sure the container is not over the weight limit of 20 kilograms (44 pounds).
  • What Goes to the Household Special Waste (HSW) Depot?
    • Paint, turpentine, gasoline, batteries, cleaners, bleach, pesticides, poisons, acids, drain cleaners, oil, propane tanks, etc.  Some household items such as paint, batteries, fluorescent lights, fire extinguishers, pharmaceuticals & sharps are also accepted for disposal/recycling at other locations in the city.  For further reference and alternate disposal locations in your neighbourhood, visit the Orange Drop website or for paint disposal, visit the Regeneration website.
  • What Electronics are Accepted?
    • Computers, printers, radios, stereos, cameras, VCRs, video games, televisions, computer monitors, cell phones, remote control toys, etc.  For more electronics recycling options and drop-off locations in your neighbourhood, visit the Recycle My Electronics website.
  • What Renovation, Construction and Roofing Materials are Accepted?
    • Concrete, rubble, asphalt, drywall, wood, carpet, vinyl flooring, ceramic tile, toilets, sinks, bathtubs, pane glass, ceiling tiles, etc.  Fees apply.  Please note that our contractor only accepts debit or credit payment for these items.  These items are not accepted at the Landfill Site as they are recyclable.
  • Is Scrap Metal Accepted?
    • Yes, barbeques, bicycle frames, tire rims, swing sets, fences, posts, car parts, etc. are accepted for recycling at no charge.
  • What Household Garbage is Accepted?
    • Bagged household garbage can be dropped off for a fee of $1.50 per bag, at the EnviroDepots.  Bulky items, furniture & mattresses are not accepted at the EnviroDepots.  Please use curbside collection (if applicable) or visit the W12A Landfill Site.
    • Bagged household garbage and bulky items (such as mattresses, couches, etc) can be dropped off for a fee at the W12A Landfill Site.
  • What is Accepted at the Goodwill Donation Centres?
    • Goodwill accepts gently used items that are in saleable condition, including clothing, shoes, books, housewares and more. For more information, visit Goodwill Industries.
    • Furniture & appliances are not accepted at the Oxford Street West Goodwill Donation Centre.
    • Your donations go towards providing jobs, job training, and job placement services in our community.
    • There is a Goodwill Donation Centre at the Oxford St EnviroDepot, 1570 Oxford Street West.
  • What do I do with Refrigerators and Appliances?
    • Refrigerant & Freon containing appliances (fridges, freezers, water coolers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers) may be delivered to the City Community EnviroDepots or the W12A Landfill Site for recycling or search appliance recycling for other services and pick-up options near you. 
  • What Other Special Wastes can I Recycle?


    • Rechargeable, non-rechargeable, and automotive


    • Compact fluorescent light bulbs and tubes

    Empty Oil and Antifreeze Containers

    • Free of all liquids

    Propane Tanks

    • Both the barbecue tank size and the small 1lb (camping) size cylinder
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