Garbage Collection

***Important Update***

The City of Sarnia would like to notify the public of the  decision to cancel the City-wide curbside collection of large items, scheduled for May 4th – 8th, in order to limit workers risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus

• Regular curbside garbage collection will continue
• Please ensure all waste is securely bagged and tied.
• To assist in the protection of workers, avoid using garbage bins if your garbage is tightly stuffed in the container, as the bags may rip upon removal.

Recycle Collection
If there is reason to suspect recycle items may be contaminated with COVID-19, please put these recycle items in the garbage – bagged and securely tied.
Please ensure all non-recyclable material such as tissues, paper towels, napkins, Styrofoam, and plastic bags are put in the garbage.

PLEASE DO NOT PUT FLUSHABLE WIPES IN THE TOILET. These wipes will not break down in the sewer system and will overload the system.
• Ensure all recycle material is free of liquids and food waste.
• Please prevent recycle from being blown out of the recycle container by:
o Placing heavier recycling items on top of the lighter items.
o Keep recycle items below the rim of the recycle container
o Use a lidded blue box

Compost Collection
• The opening of the City’s Compost Yard on April 6, 2020 has been deferred until further notice.
• Curbside collection of leaf/yard waste will begin the week of April 13, 2020 as scheduled. The first scheduled brush collection is scheduled for the week of May 18, 2020.
• Please DO NOT put plastic bags, garbage, clay, building materials and other non-compostable items in with your compost.

Please refer to the 2020 Waste/Recycle/Compost Calendar for further curbside collection details.