August 1, 2023 — The City of Sarnia is continuing efforts to assist residents with removal of brush after a July 20 storm brought down numerous trees across the community.

City wide collection of smaller bundled or contained brush took place throughout the weekend. Given the large volume of materials, the City’s contractor was not able to reach all homes in the City. Curbside brush collection will continue this week, with the contractor removing smaller bundled brush placed at the curb.

Residents are asked to leave brush out until collected. Brush should be placed at the curb and:

  • Be bundled with jute or twine, or placed in a lidless, draining container with an X marked on two sides
  • Bundles and containers should not exceed 22 kilograms
  • Individual pieces of bundled brush should not exceed four inches in diameter and four metres in length

City forestry crews are continuing to collect brush that exceeds size requirements from boulevards. Residents are asked to place no further large brush at the curb if their property has already been visited. Please refrain from mixing lumber, construction materials, furniture and other waste with large brush as these items will not be collected.

The Sarnia Compost Site continues to offer free drop off of brush for residential visitors. Size limitations on accepted brush will be waived until the end of August.

Boulevard collection has largely been completed in the hardest hit area bounded by Michigan, Maxwell, Christina and Indian. With cleanup moving beyond this area, the City is examining a process to address large, upturned stumps and damaged sidewalks in the vicinity.