Learn more about your recycling program.

Recycling resources

Learn more about recycling collection in Sarnia.

Get in touch

For any recycling collection inquiries, please contact Emterra. They can be contacted for:

  • Replacement bins.
  • Missed collections.
  • Other recycling questions.


Be recycle ready

  • Recycling must be at the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the day prior to your collection day or before 7:00 a.m. on collection day.
  • To avoid material freezing to the inside of the blue box, please keep blue boxes sheltered during extreme weather conditions.
  • Plastics coded #1,2,4,5,6 & 7 are acceptable; separation of material is no longer required.
  • Recycling can be collected in standard blue boxes, and/or the 121 litres (32 gal) blue box, or small roll carts. A cardboard box, similar in size to the small blue box, can also be used for recycling overflow. The entire cardboard box and contents will be collected.
  • Please do not place recycling in plastic bags, these will not be collected. Plastic bags damage the recycling sorting equipment.
  • Large recycle carts (95 gallon/360Litres) with lift bar are for commercial use only and will not be collected from residential homes.
  • There is no limit on the number of recycling containers, but containers must not weigh more than 22 kilograms (48 pounds).