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.
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.
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.
The price for each container is set by the Municipality. Fees in 2014 are $60, $120, or $180 per year for the 35, 65, and 95 gallon containers respectively.
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
Leaves can be bagged for pickup by the Community Services Department. This program is in effect in April and May.
1. All leaves must be bagged in paper bags. 2. Only leaves will be picked up; not garbage or brush please. 3. All bags must be placed at the curb for pickup. 4. Leaves will be picked up sometime during the week as time and quantity dictate.
The municipality also operates a compost site at 7550 Brush Road near Forest. The site is usually open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from April through November. Contact the municipality for current hours of operation and acceptable materials.
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.
Clean Harbors Canada Inc. operates a Household Hazardous Waste depots on the last Saturday of the month from March through June and September through October. Contact the County of Lambton at 1-866-324-6912 for more information. Clean Harbors Canada Inc. is located at 4090 Telfer Road in St. Clair.
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.