The following items are unacceptable and will be left at the curb if set out for regular or large item garbage collection:

  • Needles and syringes
  • Cardboard or other recyclables mixed with waste
  • Compost placed in dark bags or full cans of dirt
  • Automobile parts including tires & rims
  • Grease
  • Compost mixed with the garbage
  • Overweight bags
  • Styrofoam, if not broken down and secured in garbage bags
  • Loose tissues, paper towels, napkins, wrapping paper
  • Untagged bags or containers of acceptable waste over the three bag limit
  • No Liquid waste or human waste
  • Propane tanks / combustible cylinders
  • Lawnmower/ weed eater with gasoline and oil in it
  • Wood Dog house
  • Electronics (Microwaves, TV’s, etc)
  • Freezer / Fridges / Air Conditioners /  Water Coolers with Freon / Untagged
  • Dehumidifier  / full size radiators / furnaces
  • Clothesline poles / basketball pole & net  (must be cut down to 4’ lengths)
  • Umbrella base filled with sand
  • Industrial washing machine/dryer
  • No wood pallets / wood picnic tables
  • Pool Heaters / Liners whole / hot tubs
  • Construction material (drywall, plaster, lumber, ceramic tile, bricks, toilets, tubs, kitchen cabinets, treated wood. Vanity, countertops, wood fencing, plywood, siding and lattice cement patio stones, bags of cement, wood doors, windows, shingles, wood decking, sheet metal, cans of sawdust )
  • Hazardous materials (fluorescent bulbs, paint, anti-freeze or coolant, batteries, flammable materials)
  • Shopping Carts
  • Cast-Iron Bathtubs

For information on where to drop off unacceptable electronic items, please visit www.makethedrop.ca

Contact these businesses for disposal information on unacceptable items:

Batteries

Best Buy 1380 Exmouth Street 519-542-4388

Lowes 1390 Quinn Drive 519-541-2120

Staples 1379 London Road 519-542-4461

Building/Construction Materials (Usable and Non-Hazardous)

Habitat for Humanity 1787 London Line 519-339-7957

Curran Recycling 526 McGregor Sideroad 519-332-0849

Transco Recycling 387 McGregor Sideroad 519-332-4045

Waste Depot- 456 McGregor Sideroad 519-333-8252

Cement, Concrete, Rock, Clean Soil

Curran Recycling 526 McGregor Sideroad 519-332-0849 (clean concrete taken at no charge)

Vozza 360 Gladwish Drive 519-337-0108

Waste Depot- 456 McGregor Sideroad 519-333-8252

Electronics

Best Buy – 1380 Exmouth Street –  519-542-4388

Digital Friends – 1121 Evett Street –  519-344-3334

Premier Recycling – 325 Gladwish Drive – 519-337-8999

Sarnia Goodwill – 1121 Wellington Street – 519-332-0440

Sarnia Goodwill – 1307 Michigan Avenue – 519-541-9273

Staples 1379 London Road 519-542-4461

Transco Recycling – 387 McGregor Sideroad – 519-332-4045

Waste Depot- 456 McGregor Sideroad 519-333-8252

Fluorescent Bulbs
Clean Harbours Canada – 4090 Telfer Road, Corunna – 519-864-1021

Paint Cans
Lowes – 1390 Quinn Drive – 519-541-2120 (latex paint only)

Metal

Trijan Metals – 1275 Plank Road – 519-337-3779

Premier Recycling – 325 Gladwish Drive – 519-337-8999

Transco Recycling – 387 McGregor Sideroad – 519-332-4045

Waste Depot- 456 McGregor Sideroad 519-333-8252

Hazardous Waste
Clean Harbours Canada – 4090 Telfer Road, Corunna – 519-864-1021 (specific days only) Visit the County of Lambton’s website for more information and scheduled dates: https://www.lambtononline.ca/home/residents/publicworks/wastemanagement/HouseholdHazardousWaste/Pages/default.aspx.