Garbage and Recycling Services

The Bluewater Recycling Association  provides weekly 'curbside' garbage and recycling collection to all of North Middlesex, on a user-pay basis, every Wednesday.

Tags are required on all garbage  and  are available at the locations listed below. YOU MAY PURCHASE TAGS AT ANY OF THE LOCATIONS LISTED REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU RESIDE IN NORTH MIDDLESEX.


Garbage "Bag Tags" for North Middlesex are currently available at the following locations:

  • Bender's Foodland (Parkhill)
  • McIntyre Pharmacy (Parkhill)
  • Pines Mini Mart (Parkhill)
  • Parkhill Variety & Video (Parkhill)
  • Can Fuels (Ailsa Craig)
  • Home Hardware (Ailsa Craig)
  • J & D Variety (Ailsa Craig)
  • Nairn Variety
  • Hemming Farm Equipment (Nairn)
  • Hick's General Store (Corbett)
  • Middlesex Concrete Forming (Townsend Line)


Tags are also available at the following municipal locations, at a cost of 
$ 2.00 each OR $1.90 each if you purchase 100 or more tags at one time:

  • North Middlesex Main Office (Parkhill)


  • Please note Spring Clean up will be held on Saturday April 12/2014 (click here for more information) as per the Landfill schedule above. The schedule that was sent in the Tax Notices shows April 16th - which is incorrect. Please contact the Municipal Office if you should have any questions.


The Parkhill Landfill is open to all residents of the Municipality on a pay-use system. Hours of operation for the Parkhill Landfill, in addition to information about rates, acceptable materials and unacceptable materials, are as follow:


The McGillivray Landfill will remain CLOSED until further notice.

Household Special Waste Disposal


If you are a resident of Middlesex County, you can now use the City of London Household Special Waste (HSW) drop-off depot at 3502 Manning Drive.  The best way to get to the depot is to proceed on Wellington Road south of Highway 401 and turn right onto Manning Drive.  The depot is at the landfill site on the north side of Manning Drive. Saturday hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Residents of Strathroy-Caradoc, Southwest Middlesex, Adelaide-Metcalfe, North Middlesex, and Newbury are asked to use the depot on the first two Saturdays of each month and residents of Thames Centre, Middlesex Centre, and Lucan-Biddulph are asked to use the depot on the last two Saturdays of each month. 

Items that can be taken to the site are paints, oils, thinners, pesticides, small batteries, drain cleaners, poisons, cleaning fluid, thermometers, and medications.  Please label each item.  You will be asked for your address so we can track where the site users are from.

Each County vehicle entering the site is permitted to bring up to a maximum of 30 litres of HSW materials.  This facility is not intended for commercial or farm hazardous wastes.

Do not bring empty containers to the HSW depot. If they are made of recyclable material please put them in your blue box.  If they are not recyclable, please dispose of empty containers  with your garbage.  

Public Notices


Composting is not a municipally operated program.  All Seasons operates a private composting yard on Victoria St. in Parkhill.  For more information call 519-294-0676.