Garbage and Recycling

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The Town of Whitby provides curbside residential waste collection services to Whitby residents. This includes residual (garbage), green bin organics, yard waste, and a special collection program for metals, tires, and other bulky items. The Region of Durham is responsible for the collection of Blue Box recyclables and the processing of all the waste streams.

 Holiday Waste Collection - Good Friday and Easter

SPECIAL NOTICE: there is an error in Whitby's printed Waste Collection Calendar. There will be no waste collection service on Friday April 18.

Solid Waste Collection Services for Friday April 18, 2014 will be provided one day after your regular collection. For the week of April 21-April 25, waste collection will take place one day after your regular collection. For more information see the Holiday Collection Schedule. 

Battery Collection Week - April 22-26

Curbside battery collection will take place on your modified waste collection day. Visit www.durham.ca/battery for more information.  

Yard waste collection begins Monday, March 31

Please see your waste collection calendar for set-out requirements and collection schedule. Residents with left-over debris from December's ice storm are reminded to follow regular yard waste set-out requirements:

2013/14 Waste Collection Calendar

This calendar provides you with your waste collection schedule as well as useful information about the Town's collection services and waste diversion programs:

Waste Collection-Day Lookup Tool

You can now find out when your waste collection day is with our online Waste Day Lookup Tool.

Who Does What?

Waste Type

Town of Whitby

Region of Durham

Regional Waste Management Facility

Residual household waste (garbage)

YES

YES

Blue box recycling

 

YES

YES

Extra or replacement blue boxes

YES

Green bin (organic) waste

YES

Extra or replacement green bins

YES

Backyard composters

YES

Leaf and yard waste

YES

 

YES

Special collections

YES

Electronic waste

YES

 

YES

Household hazardous waste

YES

Battery recycling

 YES

YES 

 YES

Used tires

YES

 

YES

 Porcelain

 YES

 

 YES

Note: The blue box recycling program is not provided by the Town of Whitby. Details on this service are provided to the residents of and businesses in Whitby for information purposes only. Inquiries about this service should be directed to the Region of Durham.

Award-Winning Program

Whitby has consistently achieved the highest waste diversion rates in the Region of Durham. Over the last four years , Whitby has been recognized by the Recycling Council of Ontario for its waste diversion program and its achievement of a 61% Curbside diversion rate. Keep up the great work Whitby!

Public Notices and Special Events

To find out about holiday schedule changes in waste collection services, please view the Public Notices.

To find out about special waste management events, please check the Events Calendar.

Re-Use Options

Please consult the following web sites for a complete list of accepted materials for re-use:

Additional Resources