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.

Holiday Collection Schedule - Labour Day

Waste collection services during the week of September 1 through to September 5 will take place one day after your regular collection day. For more details, see your waste collection calendar or the holiday waste collection schedule.   

New! Garbage Day Reminder Tool

Residents can now sign up for free, automated waste collection reminders sent via email, digital calendar, text or telephone message. 

Visit our Garbage and Recycling Schedule page to sign up today!

2014/15 Waste Collection Calendar

Waste Collection Calendar - (July 2014-June 2015)

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!

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