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.
Whitby Compost Giveaway Event
Calling all gardeners for Compost Day! On Saturday May 7, 2016 residents are invited to the Whitby Operations Centre (333 McKinney Dr.) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to noon to get free compost for their gardens.
There is a four (4) container limit per resident (while quantities last). Containers can be approximately the size of your blue box. Residents are reminded to bring their own containers and shovels. Blue boxes and green bins will also be available for sale (cash only). Damaged blue boxes or green bin can also be exchanged for new containers at this event at no cost. Residents are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item for the local food bank.
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!
Not Sure Where it Goes? 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.
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.
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!
NEW 2015-16 Waste Collection Calendar
NEW!!! Waste Collection Calendar - (July 2015-May 2016)
Waste Reduction Week 2014 Poster Contest Winners
Thank you to all students and teachers that participated in the poster contest. Five winning posters were selected. Congratulations to the finalists. Click here to see the Winning Posters.
Public Notices and Special Events
To find out about special waste management events, please check the Events Calendar.
Please consult the following web sites for a complete list of accepted materials for re-use: