The 2023 Waste Collection Schedule has been prepared, and pending any unforeseen delays, is expected to be distributed in December 2022.

To request a paper Collection Schedule please email or call 519-332-0330 ext. 3131.

Garbage collection occurs weekly. Recycle collection occurs bi-weekly in your designated zone. Yard waste and brush collection occur during designated weeks throughout the year. All collections occur on your regular collection day and must be set out by 7 a.m. and not exceed 22kg (48lbs) and/or 121 litres in size.

Occasionally, due to extreme weather or high volume, collection could be delayed. In the event of a delay, collection contractors will aim to collect first thing the next day.

2023 Collection Schedule

Where’s the rest of the 2023 collection schedule?

The Province of Ontario is transitioning recycle collection away from municipalities like the City of Sarnia and placing responsibility in the hands of those who produce recyclable materials. Starting on July 1, 2023, the producers will take on the collection of recycling in Sarnia.

What will this look like? Producers are still finalizing the details. It may be that recycling collection schedules stay exactly the same, but until we know we’re holding off on a full-year waste calendar.

A second calendar for July to December will be sent to all or residents before July 1 with a final collection schedule.

Recycle Coach

Quickly find your collection day using the Recycle Coach App or the My Schedule online tool below.

Don’t have the Recycle Coach app yet? This free, user-friendly app creates a personal collection schedule for not just recycle, but garbage, yard waste, and brush quickly and easily. Download Recycle Coach at the App Store or get it on Google play.

Need support using the app? Email, and an agent can provide instructions for navigation.

NOTE: The Collection Schedule may vary for Sarnia residents who live in a business district. If you live in a business district please contact Customer Service to find out your collection schedule.