Garbage, Recycling and Compost

Bluewater Recycling Association (BRA) provides weekly garbage and recycling pick-up in Lambton Shores. BRA uses a co-collection system, meaning both garbage and recycling are collected at the same time, using the same truck.

Garbage/Recycling Bin Placement
Did you know the loader arms on the collection trucks can reach 10-15' to grab your bin? When it comes to placing your bins by the road, please avoid placing them on the sidewalk, especially during the winter season.
Hitting or pushing bins with trucks, wings or plows is often unavoidable depending on the placement of bins. Keeping the loader arm length, keeping your bin(s) off the sidewalk and away from the immediate roadside can help keep them out of harms way.
Learn more about the Collection Reminder App

Sign up for BRA's Collection Reminder App and never forget to put your garbage and recycling out again! 

 

Other Waste Disposal Options:

Electronic Waste

Electronic Waste (e-waste) is harmful to the environment when not disposed of properly. Certain electronic items can be dropped off at the Northville Public Works Depot (9575 Port Franks Road) for proper disposal. There is no fee for this service.

Remove all personal data

Please remove all personal data from any unit prior to bringing it to an e-waste site.

Accepted electronic waste items

See our Accepted Electronic Waste Items List for a detailed listing of accepted items.

Landfills and Waste Sites

Lambton Shores does not own or operate a landfill or waste site. Lambton Shores Residents can use the landfills and waste sites in nearby municipalities.

Compost Site

Lambton Shores owns and operates a compost site located at 7550 Brush Road, near the Forest Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Hours of operation

The Compost Site is open Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. from mid-April to mid-November (dates may change depending on the weather).  

The Compost Site opens for the season on Wednesday, April 10, 2024 (weather permitting).

Fall Leaf Pick Up Program - typically runs mid-October to mid-November

Lambton Shores operates a Leaf Pick Up Program in the spring and fall at no charge. The fall Leaf Pick Up Program typically runs from mid-October to mid-November each year.

The Fall 2023 program ended on November 21, 2023.

During this period, bagged leaves left at the curb will be picked up as long as they meet the requirements below:

  • All leaves must be in brown paper bags. Plastic bags are not accepted
  • Only leaves will be picked up. No garbage, brush, or other yard waste
  • All bags must be placed at the curb for pick-up

Please do not rake leaves on to the streets or in ditches. This can cause drainage problems and poses a danger to pedestrians, bicycles, and motorists.

Please note: there will not be a specific day bagged leaves are picked up. Staff will pick up bagged leaves on a rolling basis throughout the period noted above.

Spring Leaf Pick Up Program - typically runs end of April to end of May

Lambton Shores operates a Leaf Pick Up Program in the spring and fall at no charge. The spring program typically runs from the end of April to the end of May.

The Spring 2024 Program is scheduled to run April 14, 2024 to May 24, 2024.

During this period, bagged leaves left at the curb will be picked up as long as they meet the requirements below:

  • All leaves must be in brown paper bags. Plastic bags are not accepted
  • Only leaves will be picked up. No garbage, brush, or other yard waste
  • All bags must be placed at the curb for pick-up

Please do not rake leaves on to the streets or in ditches. This can cause drainage problems and poses a danger to pedestrians, bicycles, and motorists.

Please note: there will not be a specific day bagged leaves are picked up. Staff will pick up bagged leaves on a rolling basis throughout the period noted above.

Christmas Tree Drop Off - runs late December to early January

After Christmas each year, residents can drop off their Christmas trees at a Municipal tree drop off site. 

2024 Christmas Tree Drop Off

The last day to drop off a Christmas tree is Saturday, January 6, 2024. There are two drop off locations:

  • 9575 Port Franks Road, Thedford
  • 7849 Rawlings Road, Forest

Please note: only real trees can be dropped off (no artificial trees) and all decorations must be removed.

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