Facts on the Essentials

Following are links to the websites of Oakville utilities and services you will want:

Communication
Bell Canada
Satellite and Fibe TV, internet, home and mobile phones.

Cogeco Cable
Cable TV, internet, home phone.

Electricity
Oakville Hydro              
Oakville Hydro also handles billing for water and wastewater charges on behalf of Halton Region.

Heating
Reliance
Rental hot water heaters and HVAC systems.

Union Gas
Home heating.

Garbage
Garbage Day is generally Tuesday west of the Sixteen, Friday east. 
The link is to the pickup schedule. 

Recyclables and organics are weekly, "garbage" + lawn and gardening waste biweekly, "large items", which is pretty much anything else, monthly. They'll even email you a reminder if you want.

Or you can take it yourself to the Halton Waste Management Site on Bronte Road across from Rattlesnake Point Golf Club. Look for Xena the wonder bird, the trained Harris's Hawk that keeps the seagulls away.