Tillsonburg Update - June 8

Employment Opportunities

The Town of Tillsonburg is currently hiring:

  • Manager of Engineering
  • Lifeguard/Instructor
  • Fitness Instructor

Visit careers.tillsonburg.ca for full details.


Total Burn Ban in Effect

Open burning in the Town of Tillsonburg is now prohibited due to continuing hot, dry conditions in our region.

Recreational fires are not allowed at any time and no burn permits will be approved while the ban is in effect, by order of Tillsonburg Fire and Rescue Services.

Conditions will continue to be monitored closely, Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated.


Large Item Collection

Have you heard? Oxford County is introducing an annual large item collection program in Tillsonburg. The town has been divided into three collection zones. See www.tillsonburg.ca/items to see when collection is happening in your area.

Zone 1 - Begins June 19
Zone 2 - Begins June 26
Zone 3 - Begins July 3

Only items that weigh less than 45 kg (100 lbs) will be collected.

Additional restrictions include:

  • no items that are eligible for a County recycling program
  • no glass, mirror or automotive parts
  • no items that can be broken down to fit into a garbage bag
  • no loose items on wagons, trailers or in boxes (including large number of smaller item

Non-eligible material will be left behind, and the homeowner will be responsible for removing it.

Please ensure your materials are set out by 7 a.m. the Monday of your collection week. Late materials will not be collected.


New user fees at Transfer Station

Starting June 1, the County of Oxford will begin charging the following fees for solid waste at the Tillsonburg Transfer Station (50 Newell Road).

Note that yard waste and recyclable materials will remain free.

Passenger Vehicle
Large Item $15
Construction/Demolition Material $18

Passenger Vehicle + Trailer
Large Item $22
Construction/Demolition Material $37

Pickup Truck
Large Item $16
Construction/Demolition Material $27

Pickup Truck + Trailer
Large Item $45
Construction/Demolition Material $112

Prices subject to change. Please refer to Oxford County’s Fees and Charges By-law for details at www.oxfordcounty.ca


Updated Watering Restrictions

Hot, dry weather can push Oxford County’s water systems to their limit. Due to continuing dry conditions, Oxford County is restricting outdoor water use in the Town of Tillsonburg. Until further notice, residents on the municipal water system are asked to limit outdoor watering of lawns and gardens by hose, irrigation system or attachment. Watering is only permitted a maximum of once per week, and is determined by your address.

Monday: Addresses ending in 0 or 1
Tuesday: Addresses ending in 2 or 3
Wednesday: Addresses ending in 4 or 5
Thursday: Addresses ending in 6 or 7
Friday: Addresses ending in 8 or 9
Saturday: No watering
Sunday: No watering

Watering hours are also restricted to the following time periods only:

6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. or
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Watering freshly planted gardens with a watering can or other container is permitted.

Learn about Oxford’s Water Conservation By-Law at https://www.oxfordcounty.ca/waterconservation


Citizen of the Year

The Town of Tillsonburg is proud to announce that Rosemary Dean has been named the 2023 Citizen of the Year. The award is presented to an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to the Town of Tillsonburg, with no expectation of personal gain. Dean is perhaps best known for her efforts with the Tillsonburg Tri-County Agricultural Society, the organization that puts on the annual Tillsonburg Fair. Learn more at www.tillsonburg.ca/dean


Turtlefest at Annandale National Historic Site - June 16 & 17

Cowabunga, Dude! Enjoy a free showing of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie (1990) on Friday, June 16. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Pizza, pop and popcorn will be available for purchase. Pizza will be $2.50 per slice; pop and popcorn will be $1.00 each (while supplies last). Proceeds from food sales will go towards the Annandale Public School Kindergarten Outdoor Classroom Area. Food sales begin at 8:30 p.m. Movie to begin at dusk.

The Turtlefest Party at Annandale continues on Saturday, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. See live turtles, a huge Lego Turtle, play turtle games, hear turtle stories and much, much more!


Turtlefest Swim at Lake Lisgar Waterpark - June 17

Enjoy the first swim of the season at Lake Lisgar Waterpark with a half price swim on Saturday, June 17 (12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) Arrive wearing your bathing suit and bring your own snacks as no changeroom facilities or snack bar will be available. Visit www.tillsonburg.ca/waterpark for details.

*Learn about the Turtlefest Block Party, Concert, Creative Imaginations Festival and more at www.turtlefest.ca


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