Compost

There is no curbside collection service for compost or organic materials in Lambton Shores. You can use a backyard composter or a digester to manage these materials.

Visit the Bluewater Recycling Association Organic Hub for more information on composting and compost units.

Lambton Shores Compost site

The Lambton Shores compost site is located at 7550 Brush Road, near the Forest Wastewater Treatment Plant. You can bring leaves and brush material to the compost site.

As a Lambton Shores resident, you can pick up compost and wood chips from the compost site at no charge. Compost and wood chips are not available to businesses.

Map to the Lambton Shores Compost Site

Hours of operation

The site is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:00am until 2:00pm beginning April 13 until November 16, 2019, weather permitting.

Site guidelines

  • For Lambton Shores residents only. A driver’s license or utility bill with a Lambton Shores address is required for proof of residency.  No commercial haulers or landscapers permitted.
  • Materials must be separated and unloaded by the resident under the direction of the Site Operator.

Acceptable and unacceptable items

Leaf and Yard Waste can be dropped off at the Lambton Shores Compost Site free of charge.  

Acceptable items
  • Leaves
  • Branches, twigs and hedge trimmings
  • Grass clippings
  • Plants and non-invasive weeds
Unacceptable items
  • Plastic bags 
  • Any branches over 7 cm (2 ¾ in) in diameter
  • Tree stumps
  • Pumpkins, cornstalks, food and/or kitchen waste
  • Ashes
  • Pet waste
  • Invasive weeds

 Things to remember:

  • Only biodegradable paper bags may be left at the compost site.
  • Branches are to be tied in bundles of less than 1.2 m (4 ft) in length and 60 cm (2 ft) in width.
  • Individual branches must be less than 7 cm (2 ¾ in) in diameter.
  • All branches, twigs and/or hedge trimmings shall be bundled using biodegradable material. Twine or string is the best option. Wire, duct tape and plastic twine will not biodegrade.
  • Be aware that composting certain invasive weeds (i.e. phragmites, purple loosestrife, wild parsnip, garlic mustard) with other yard waste may enable their spread to new locations. Please refer to www.invadingspecies.com for additional information regarding best management practices and disposal options. Please do not compost these items.

 

Dumping materials other than “leaf and yard waste” is strictly forbidden and is considered illegal dumping; illegal dumping is subject to a minimum $100.00 fine.

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