The following items are unacceptable Items s 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
  • 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)-visit www.recyclemyelectronics.ca
  • 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, 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)

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

For information on Hazardous Household Waste Collection events, please visit https://www.lambtononline.ca/home/residents/publicworks/wastemanagement/HouseholdHazardousWaste/Pages/default.aspx.

The following is a list of businesses that will accept the following 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

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

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 – 1294 London Road – 519-337-4220
Sarnia Goodwill – 1307 Michigan Avenue – 519-541-9273
Staples 1379 London Road 519-542-4461 Transco Recycling – 387 McGregor Sideroad – 519-332-4045

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

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://calendar.lambtononline.ca/default/Detail/2020-09-12-0900-Household-Hazardous-Waste-Collection

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

Paint Cans
Lowes – 1390 Quinn Drive – 519-541-2120 (latex paint only) Dulux Paints – 1362 Lambton Mall Rd, Sarnia – 519-542-7772 (oil and latex paint)