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.

Labour Day Holiday Waste Collection Schedule

Due to the Labour Day Holiday, waste collection services will take place one day after your normal waste collection day. Please refer to your waste collection calendar for more information.

The 2016-2017 Waste Collection Calendar is here!

The Waste Calendar has a new look, but your collection day has not changed. If you have not received your calendar by May 25, visit a Town of Whitby facility to pick up your copy or contact the Operations Centre at 905.668.3437.

2016-2017 Waste Collection Calendar (June 2016-May 2017) 

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?

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. Keep up the great work Whitby!

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.

Re-Use Options

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

Additional Resources