The County of Lambton is responsible for the provision of suitable waste disposal facilities for receiving and disposing of municipal solid waste (MSW) generated by the local municipalities. To accomplish this, the County utilizes its own active site as well as privately owned facilities. The County-owned Dawn Landfill continues to operate and accept MSW. The County also utilizes the privately owned Waste Management (WM) Petrolia and Warwick Landfills for their disposal needs. In fact, the County has a long-term agreement with CWS ensuring the County has disposal capacity up to 2021 for municipal solid waste (MSW) generated by the local municipalities.
Local municipalities are responsible for the collection of municipal solid waste (i.e. through curbside collection and/or at local drop off facilities) and the transportation of all collected waste to the above noted facilities. Waste reduction initiatives (i.e. blue box recycling, composting, etc.) are also the responsibility of the local municipalities. For more information about these programs, contact your local municipality:
The County of Lambton also provides six household hazardous waste collection events each year where residents can drop-off their household derived hazardous wastes at the Clean Harbors facility at no cost. This program has been provided to ensure that this stream of hazardous wastes is disposed of properly. Learn more about the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
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Recycling Council of Ontario