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IMPORTANT: Due to the inclement weather occurring
throughout Lambton County this morning, Waste Management has not been able to
get their vehicles out for collection; resulting in the Tuesday collection
today to be CANCELLED. Normal collection will resume next Tuesday, November 19th.
As of now, the remaining collection for the week will proceed as normal.
Employee safety is always of utmost importance and we ask for your
understanding in this unforeseen change in scheduling.

Recently the Southwest Middlesex Council adopted a new process to consider requests for
donations/grants. Any request for funds, staff support, or exemption from the
current Fees & Services By-law are considered a donation and will require
the organization to submit an application by November 30th. This
application must be completed each year that you wish to be considered for a
donation/grant. Any questions can be directed to Kristen McGill, Treasurer at
The following links pertain to the newly adopted process as approved by Southwest Middlesex Council.
NEW Facility & Recreation Fees
Grant Application


Waste Collection 

A reminder to all residents: ALL waste must be in CLEAR TRANSLUCENT bags, with each bag bearing a SWM BAG TAG. Recyclables must be placed in RECYCLING BINS and not in plastic bags. Having residents ensure that material is correctly placed at the curb helps speed the process up for the collection crews.

Fire Services


Southwest Middlesex has been kept informed by Strathroy-Caradoc about resignations of firefighters from the Melbourne Fire Station.  The fire station in Melbourne provides initial response protection to a number of residences in the municipality of Southwest Middlesex under a fire protection agreement between the two municipalities.

While there is currently no operational reason to question the reliability of the fire service in Melbourne, to allay any concerns of residents and businesses in the Melbourne community, including the SWM fire protection area, there is a two station response for any emergency scene.  As per the normal practice, an alarm for a structure fire will dispatch the volunteer firefighters from the Glencoe Fire Station.

Should there be any concerns, please contact SWM Fire Chief Bob Hansen @ 519-494-1166 for more information. 

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