City of Sarnia


The following items are non-collectible and will be left at the curb if set out for regular garbage collection:

• Needles and syringes
• Cardboard or other recyclables mixed with waste
• Compost placed in dark bags
• Automobile parts including tires
• Grease
• Any composts mixed with the garbage
• Overweight bags
• Untagged bags or containers of acceptable waste over the three bag limit
• Construction material (drywall, plaster, lumber, ceramic tile, toilets, kitchen cabinets, treated wood)
• Hazardous materials (fluorescent bulbs, paint, anti-freeze or coolant, batteries, flammable materials)
• Electronics (microwaves, TVs etc.)


For information on where to drop off non-collectibe items, please visit

The following is a list of businesses that will accept the following non-collectible items:


Best Buy      1380 Exmouth Street      519-542-4388
Lowes           1390 Quinn Drive           519-541-2120

Building/Construction Material

Habitat for Humanity       1787 London Line                519-339-7957
Curran Recycling             526 McGregor Sideroad      519-332-0849
Transco Recycling           387 McGregor Sideroad      519-332-4045

Cement, Concrete, Rock, Clean Soil

Curran Recycling      526 McGregor Sideroad         519-332-0849
Vozza                        360 Gladwish Drive                519-337-0108



Fluorescent Bulbs

Clean Harbours Canada      4090 Telfer Road, Corunna      519-864-1021

Hazardous Waste

Clean Harbours Canada      4090 Telfer Road, Corunna      519-864-1021


Trijan Metals               1275 Plank Road                   519-337-3779
Premier Recycling       325 Gladwish Drive              519-337-8999
Transco Recycling       387 McGregor Sideroad        519-332-4045

Paint Cans (latex only)

Lowes      1390 Quinn Drive      519-541-2120


For more information on non-collectible items, please visit or visit our new "My Waste" app on your smartphone or tablet or on our website at

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at 519-344-1932.

This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, March 19, 2018 11:57 AM