St. Marys Town

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.
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Recycling

The Association is pleased to offer the following recycling service to your community:

Service AreaService TypeFrequencyCollection Day
St. MarysCurbside AutomatedBi-WeeklyTuesday & Friday (Map & Calendar)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • If you have been missed, you can report the issue by clicking here and filling out the form, or calling our office at 1-800-265-9799 ext 228

Waste

The Association is pleased to offer the following waste service to your community:

Service AreaService TypeFrequencyCollection Day
St. MarysCurbside WasteWeeklyTuesday & Friday (Map & Calendar)
  • Please do not hide your waste 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.
  • 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 2020 are $115, $165, or $229 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 dispatch@bra.org

Leaf and Yard Waste

Leaf and yard waste collections is offered on a seasonal basis on special collections days as promoted from time to time. Yard waste can also be taken to your landfill site free of charge.

PUT THESE MATERIALS INSIDE YOUR CONTAINER

  • grass clippings, leaves, plants, flowers
  • bush/shrub clippings
  • small tree branches
  • further defined as organic material including yard plants and weeds, hedge and shrub trimmings, tree limbs having a diameter of less than 7.624 centimetres (3 inches) and length of not more than 1 metre (40 inches), lawn and garden cuttings, leaves, twigs and other compostable yard items;

PUT THESE MATERIALS BESIDE YOUR CONTAINER

  • tied bundles of branches – the bundles must not be longer than 30 inches or heavier than 45 lbs

CONTAINERS

  • any reusable container without a lid (e.g., plastic tubs, old blue boxes, metal or plastic garbage cans)
  • cardboard boxes
  • paper yard waste bags (available at many stores)
  • For yard waste every householder shall provide and constantly maintain receptacles in proper order and repair for the purposes of sorting and putting out for collection of yard waste and shall conform to the following:
    1. Regular Plastic bags are not an allowable receptacle for yard waste disposal, only certified CLEAR compostable bags with the Biodegradable Products Institute are acceptable.
    2. Each receptacle shall be constructed of a watertight, metal or plastic material with a properly fitting lid.
    3. Each receptacle shall be of a capacity of not less than 30 litres (7 gallons) and no greater than 125 litres (28 gallons).
    4. Each receptacle shall have handles or indentations to facilitate the lifting and emptying of the said receptacle.
    5. Each receptacle plus any yard material contained therein put out for collection shall not have a weight to exceed 20.5 kilograms (45 pounds).
    6. A brown Kraft bag specifically designed for yard waste.
  • COMPOSTABLE BAGS- shall mean a brown kraft compost type bag having a dimension of no less that 66 centimeters by 91 centimeters (26 inches by 36 inches) and no greater than 76 centimeters by 122 centimeters (30 inches by 48 inches) or certified clear compostable bags with the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI);

We will not collect yard waste in plastic bags. Plastic bags do not break down and will ruin the finished compost.

DO NOT PUT THESE MATERIALS OUT FOR COLLECTION

  • logs, stumps
  • rocks, dirt, sod
  • flower pots
  • branches more than 30 inches long
  • garbage of any kind (including animal waste)
  • painted or treated wood or lumber

REMINDER

  • Leave at least an arm’s length space between your yard waste containers, and your garbage and recycling wheelie bins.
  • Do not place your yard waste out sooner than the night before collection day.
  • Grasscycle – leave grass clippings on the lawn after mowing. Clippings return nutrients to the soil and are part of a healthy lawn care program
  • 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.
  • 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.

Electronic Waste

Your municipality operates a drop off depot at the landfill. 

St. Marys Landfill
1221 Water Street S.

 

To find additional drop-off locations near you, go to www.recycleyourelectronics.ca

 

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:

  • Amplifiers
  • Audio/Video Players
  • Cameras
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers
  • Peripherals
  • Copiers
  • Digital Cameras
  • Fax Machines
  • Monitors
  • Pagers and PDAs
  • Printers
  • Radios
  • Receivers
  • Scanners
  • Speakers
  • Telephones
  • Tuners
  • Turntables
  • Televisions
  • Video Projectors

Hazardous Waste

  • 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.
  • There is a permanent depot at the St Marys landfill located at 1221 Water Street S.
  • 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.

Bulky Waste

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.

 

Your local landfill is:

St Marys Landfill

1221 Water Street S.

  • Please call ahead to avoid any disappointments and expect to pay a nominal fee to drop off your materials.
  • We try to keep our lists up to date, but they may be outdated. Send us an email if a site is closed.

Additional Resources

Take advantage of these additional resources that are tailored for your municipality. These publications are ready to print!

Acceptable Recyclables

A quick guide to acceptable materials in your blue box.

Material Set Out Guide

How to set out your curbside bin for collection.

St Marys Calendar

Collection calendar for St Marys

St Marys Map

Collection map for St Marys.