Welcome to your collection hub. This page will have your updated recycling & waste schedules, as well as helpful information for other disposal methods. For any further questions, please see our frequently asked questions, or contact us here.
The Association is pleased to offer the following recycling service to your community:
To ensure that your materials are collected, place your recyclables at the curb by 7:00 am on your collection day on your designated side of the street.
Please do not hide your recycling container. Be sure not to place it behind an obstruction where it cannot be clearly seen from the roadway. For example: behind a snow drift, hidden in tall grass, behind an hedge.
If you have a broken container, please contact our office by clicking here for a replacement. Replacement blue boxes may also be available at your local municipal office.
Needles and syringes are NOT recyclable and should NOT be placed in recycling containers. Contact your local pharmacist, health unit or hospital for proper disposal procedures.
Please remember that if your collection falls on a holiday, collection will occur as scheduled, except for Christmas and New Year’s Day; when collection may be rescheduled.
Only standard size garbage bags, cans or bundles weighing no more than 45 lbs (20 kg) and/or not exceeding 30 gallons will be collected in manual collection areas. Only provided wheelie bins will be collected in the automated collection areas.
Variable frequency means that materials are collected every week during the summer months from May through October and every other week (bi-weekly) from November through April. Refer to your calendar for exact dates when service frequency changes.
To ensure that your materials are collected, place your garbage at the curb by 7:00 am on your collection day on your designated side of the street.
Please remember that if your collection falls on a holiday, collection will occur as scheduled, except for Christmas and New Year’s Day; when collection may be rescheduled on an alternate day such as the Saturday in between.
Where a wheelie bin has been provided for automated collection services, the bins remain the property of the Bluewater Recycling Association and must not leave the property they have been assigned to.
A user pay program is in effect. The most benefits are gained when a little effort is put forth. Those who produce the least waste pay the least! This is an excellent opportunity for you to reduce, reuse and recycle as much as you can. *In the Bayfield Ward, the waste must also be set out in clear bags only to meet the requirements established by the Mid Huron Landfill.
Click here for a list of user pay tag vendor locations and prices for your area.
The price for a tag in Bluewater is $3.00 effective July 1, 2015. A tag is required for every bag collected in the manual service areas. Where automated collection is in effect, a annual subscription fee applies and no tags are required. As of November 1, 2016, the waste fees were $100 for a small bin, $185 for a medium bin, and $270 for a large bin. All prices are set by the Municipality and subject to change without notice. The Association publishes this information for convenience only and does not guarantee its accuracy.
If you have been missed, you can report the issue by calling our office at 1-800-265-9799 ext 228 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no scheduled curbside collection service for source separate organic materials and leaf and yard waste collection in your community.
We encourage you to use a backyard composter or a digester to manage this type of material. Managing materials as close to the source as possible is usually the best approach from an economic and environmental perspective.
Leaves raked onto the street or ditch will not be collected. This poses a danger to pedestrians, bicycles and motorists and can cause drainage problems.
Yard waste can also be dropped off at your local Leaf & Yard waste site. See a map of all Leaf and Yard Waste sites here. Note that not all sites can accept all materials, please call ahead to avoid any disappointments and some may charge a nominal fee to drop off your materials.
Bluewater Recycling Association is accepting all e-waste at its facility in Huron Park:
415 Canada Ave, Huron Park Monday to Friday 7:30am-4:00pm Phone: 519-228-6678
Here is a list of electronic waste products we accept:
Pagers and PDAs
Hazardous materials can be dangerous to people as well as the environment. Be sure to bring your hazardous products to the special depots so that they can be disposed of properly.
The County of Huron operates a Household Hazardous Waste depot at the Mid-Huron Landfill Site. Contact the County of Huron at 519-482-7668 for more information. The Mid Huron Landfill Site is located at 37506 A Huron Road (Highway 8) near Holmesville.
Some retailers take back some materials. For more information on the location and types of materials accepted visit www.orangedrop.ca
Agriculture and industry may produce the most hazardous waste by volume and mass, but the biggest threat to the majority of Canadians is our homes. Our closets, cupboards, basements and garages are full of hazardous products, which are also known as household hazardous waste. Products are considered hazardous when they are corrosive, reactive, flammable, toxic and/or radioactive.
Dangers associated with a product can be reduced through careful shopping or by using safer alternatives. To get a list of safer alternatives, click here.
Some materials are just not made to be disposed of curbside. Whether you are a resident doing a spring clean up, a renovation project, or you have oversize items to dispose of, you can use a containerized service like those offered by Mars Environmental or you can bring it directly to the local landfill.