The County of Lambton, in conjunction with Clean Harbors Canada Inc., host several HHW collections events each year. The events give Lambton County residents an opportunity to properly dispose of potentially dangerous waste from their homes and protect our environment at the same time. If hazardous products are thrown in with the regular garbage, it can injure sanitation workers and cause long-term environmental problems.
HHW Days take place at the Clean Harbors Canada Inc. site, 4090 Telfer Road in St. Clair Township the last Saturdays of March, April, May, June, September, and October.
The events scheduled for March, April and May of this year were cancelled due to concerns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Given these cancellations, the County of Lambton and Clean Harbours expects the next two events will be very well attended. In an effort to reduce wait times, we ask that the residents, if possible, to select their event date based on their residential address as outlined below:
Saturday, June 20 - all residents with an odd numbered residential address
Saturday, June 27 - all residents with an even numbered residential address
Additionally, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, event attendees are asked to follow physical distancing protocols, including the following:
1. Package materials in disposable containers (ie. cardboard boxes) as they will not be returned;
2. Place materials in the trunk or back of their vehicle to maximize distancing for event staff when collecting items; and
3. Remain in their vehicle at all times, as event staff will be removing materials from their vehicle.
Dates for 2020 are on the following Saturdays from 9:00am - 2:00pm at 4090 Telfer Road, St. Clair Township, ON:
Bring your household derived hazardous wastes to the special depot, and it will be dealt with by experts, at no cost to you!
For details of what waste is accepted and not accepted, please read the Household Hazardous Waste flyer for 2020.
For further information please call the Household Hazardous Waste phone line at:
519-845-0809 - option 6
Commercially generated Hazardous Waste will NOT be accepted.
Containers larger than 20 litres or weighing more than 25 kg (55 lb) will NOT be accepted.
Disposal of Expired Marine Flares
Flares (pyrotechnics) are valid only for four years from the date of manufacture, which is stamped on each flare. Clean Harbors will not take expired flares through the County’s household hazardous waste program as explosives are one of the six (PCBs, commercial, infectious, radioactive, tires, explosives/ammunitions) unacceptable items.
Only Sarnia Police Services will accept expired flares at its location - 555 Christina Street North, Sarnia, ON.
Lambton OPP recommends boaters keep expired flares in a sealed plastic bag beneath new flares. These expired flares may still work in a time of emergency, although they may have lost some of their certified range. They will provide a back-up, should the new flares fail to attract the attention of others in an emergency.