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COVID Update - Whitby Returns to 4 Bag Limit September 8, 2020

Bag limits were temporarily relaxed during the COVID facility closures.  As of September 8, the 4 bag limit will be in effect. Please see details below on your residual garbage set-out requirements and where you can access garbage bag tags:

Garbage Collection: 

Garbage is collected bi-weekly (every other week) on your regular collection day.

  • There is a four-bag limit per household. Each bag over the limit must be tagged with a Whitby-issued bag tag.
  • All garbage must be in bags. Garbage containers are not allowed in Whitby's collection program.
  • Maximum size of bags: 66 cm wide by 91 cm tall (26 inches by 36 inches) at the time of purchase. Oversized bags will not be collected. 
  • Maximum weight per bag: 20 kilograms (44 pounds). Bags that break open when lifted will not be collected.

Garbage and Recycling Schedule

Find your collection day by entering your address in the Garbage and Recycling Schedule look-up.  

Acceptable Items

Visit Whitby's Waste Wizard to find out what items can go in the garbage. 

Garbage Bag Tags

Residents setting out more than (4) four bags of garbage on their collection day are required to purchase bag tags and place a tag on each bag over the four-bag limit. Bag tags cost $2.50 each and are sold in sheets of five. 

Residents can now purchase garbage bag tags online (please allow for 7-10 business days to receive tags in the mail). 

In-person sale of garbage bag tags is also available at Town locations listed below:

  • Whitby Central Library - 405 Dundas Street West

  • Town Hall -575 Rossland Road East  (*In-person appointments must be scheduled in advance to accommodate safe social distancing)

NOTE: CFC removal stickers can also be purchased at these locations. 

Special Consideration to the Bag Limits 

Residents with either a medical condition, or three children under the age of 3 may be eligible for the Special Consideration Program.  Residents are required to complete the Special Consideration Application Form, and return this to the Operations Centre.  If you have any questions about this program,  please contact the Town of Whitby at 905.668.3437.