Large items will be picked up during the first full week of each month. Any material to be collected can only be set out after 6pm the night before collection; or before 7am the day of collection.

Acceptable Large Items

  • Chairs, couches (not dismantled)
  • Tables, entertainment centres, dressers (not dismantled)
  • Mattresses, box springs, bed frames, etc. (not dismantled)
  • Refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, and air conditioners that have had the Freon removed and are tagged by a refrigeration company. Doors and lids must also be removed.
  • Stoves, Washing Machines, Dryers-residential size only
  • Carpet that is cut into sections no longer than 1.2m (3 feet, 11 inches) tied and rolled into bundles not exceeding 22kg (48 pounds). The maximum number of rolls that will be collected during the regular bulk item collection is 10.
  • Clothesline Poles, Basketball Poles/Nets that are cut down to 4′ lengths
  • Lawn Mowers/ Weed Eaters with gas/oil removed
  • Strollers, infant car seats (please note normal automobile seats are not collectible)

Unacceptable Large Items

  • Building/Construction Materials (all wood/lumber, drywall, plaster, ceramic tile, kitchen cabinets, bricks, countertops, plywood, cement, shingles, sheet metal, cans of sawdust)
  • Electronics (TV’s, stereos, computers, computer screens, microwaves, etc.) (visit www.recyclemyelectronics.ca)
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Tubs
  • Propane Tanks
  • Car Parts (tires, brakes, rotors, bumpers, seats)
  • Concrete
  • Untagged refrigerators, freezers, water coolers, and air conditioners
  • Hazardous materials (fluorescent bulbs, paint, anti-freeze or coolant, batteries, flammable materials)
  • Junk Items in Boxes
  • Vanities
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Wood Dog Houses
  • Dehumidifier’s, Full-Size Radiators, Furnaces
  • Umbrella Bases Filled with Sand
  • Industrial washing machines/dryers
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pool Heaters, Liners, Hot Tubs
  • Snowblowers
  • Shopping Carts

For more information on unacceptable items visit: https://www.sarnia.ca/living-here/garbage-and-recycling/non-collectibles/

To discard of unacceptable items, please contact Transco Recycling 519-332-4045 or Curran Recycling 519-332-0849 for drop-off locations and times.