You can set out yard waste at the curb for pick up on your regular collection day on designated special collection weeks. You can find more information on designated collection weeks on our Collection Schedule Page.
Real Christmas trees are collected during a designated week in January .
Brush collection requirements
Brush must be separated from yard waste and tied in bundles using compostable material (such as jute or twine) or placed in a container. Containers must be rigid plastic without a lid, have drainage holes, and be marked on two sides with an ‘X’.
Individual bundles and containers must not exceed 22 kg (48 lb) each.
Collection limit of 10 bundles or containers applies.
Brush must be set out no later than 7 a.m. on your designated collection day, and no earlier than 6 p.m. the evening before.
Accepted brush includes:
- Branches up to 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter and up to 1 metre (4 feet) in length
- Hedges (root balls removed)
- Shrubs (root balls removed)
- Rose bushes (root balls removed)
- Vines (root balls removed)
- Corn Stalks
- Pinecones (must be in a brush container or a container on its own)
Christmas tree collection requirements
Only real Christmas trees are collected, fake trees are not accepted. Trees must be set out no later than 7 a.m. on your designated collection day, and no earlier than 6 p.m. the evening before.
Christmas trees that are bagged, wrapped in plastic, or have any attachments such as a tree stand or decorations will not be collected.
Snow-buried Christmas trees will not be collected. Property owners are responsible to ensure their Christmas trees set out for collection are not snow-buried.
Brush and/or Christmas Trees set out prior to your designated collection day or placed on the road or gutter it contravenes the City of Sarnia’s Waste Collection By-Law 62 of 2006. Contraventions of this By-Law can result in fines set by the court.
Questions related to missed collections and items left at the curb can be directed to the City’s waste contractor, Marcotte Disposal, at 519-339-9988 or email@example.com.
Brush can be dropped off free at the Sarnia Compost Site. Drop off is available to Sarnia residents only, identification as proof of residency required.