Phone: (519) 867-2021
In order to reduce the amount of compostable material directed to landfill, St. Clair Township provides yard waste collection (directed to the compost site) in the spring and fall (see calendar for dates). During this collection period, paper bags or containers clearly marked with a large X must be used. Plastic bags of any type are unacceptable and will not be collected.
During time periods outside of spring and fall yard waste collection dates (see dates below), yard waste will be collected with the regular waste collection, subject to the 6 item limit. During this period of time, yard waste will be directed to landfill, not the compost site. Yard waste can continue to be placed in marked containers or compostable bags but it is not necessary as at this time as yard waste will be directed to landfill. We encourage you to mulch as much as possible.
Residents will no longer be able to take yard waste directly to Sarnia Compost.
Please see our 2021 Recycling & Waste Calendar (April) for information on Yard Waste and Brush collection
Spring yard waste collection will begin the week of April 19th and will continue until the week of June 14th.
Monday (South Township)
Thursday (North Township)
Yard Waste includes the following: grass, leaves, garden plants, hay and straw (loose not baled)
Not Permitted in Yard Waste: mixed yard waste with brush, woody stems from ornamental grasses & woody plants, kitchen waste, pet feces, clay, earth, stones, walnuts, pinecones, wood mulch, tree stumps and grindings, logs, body wood, brush of any kind, root ball and whole shrubs with root ball attached.
Sticks and Branches are not permitted in yard waste and could result in a rejected collection.
Yard Waste must be placed in paper bags or open containers with handles and clearly marked with an “X” on both sides (open container does not include recycling bins or cardboard boxes). Yard Waste placed in clear plastic bags will not be collected during yard waste collections dates.
Brush collection dates for spring 2021 will be May 31st and June 21st for South Township and June 3rd and June 24th for North Township. Only brush will be collected on these dates.
Brush Guidelines: 4’ maximum length, 1” maximum diameter, cut ends all in one direction, neat piles ( not tangled ), tied and placed at curb by 7am on day of collection. These bundles can include woody ornamental grasses, woody plants, rose bushes, vines and cornstalks. Bundled brush must be tied with compostable material such jute or twine, brush that is bundled with duct tape is not acceptable.
Please refer to: our 2021 waste calendar (see April), St. Clair Township website, or Recycle Coach app for full list of what is not permitted and for your area’s collection day and requirements.
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For further information call: St. Clair Township Public Works 519-867-2125