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 provides blue box recycling collection service.


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Waste Collection Calendar

The June 2016 to May 2017 Waste Collection Calendar has a new look, but your collection day has not changed. Visit a Town of Whitby facility to pick up a copy or Download the Waste Calendar.

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Find Your Garbage Day - Get Reminders

Visit our Garbage and Recycling Schedule page to find out when your garbage day is. Sign up for free automated waste collection reminders (sent via email, digital calendar, text or telephone message) and never miss another garbage day!


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Ask the Waste Wizard!

Use Whitby's Waste Wizard directory to look up items and find out how and where to dispose or recycle them.


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Who Does What?

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.
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

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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. Keep up the great work Whitby!


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Public Notices and Special Events

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


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Re-Use Options

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


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Additional Resources