Residual Garbage



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.

Acceptable Items

For information on what you can and cannot include in the garbage bags, please review the Residual Waste Information.

Garbage and Recycling Schedule

Bag Tags Fees

Residents setting out more than 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. 

As of June 1st, 2019, Whitby bag tags will cost $2.50 each.  Tags are sold in sheets of five. Bag tags and CFC removal stickers are sold at the following locations:

Town of Whitby Municipal Office

575 Rossland Rd. E.

Phone: 905.668.5803

Iroquois Park Sports Centre

500 Victoria St. W.

Phone: 905.668.7765

Whitby Central Library 

405 Dundas St. W.

Phone: 905.668.6531

Whitby Civic Recreation Complex

555 Rossland Rd. E.

Phone: 905.666.1991

Whitby Seniors Activity Centre

801 Brock St. S.

Phone: 905.668.1424

Brooklin Community Centre and Library

8 Vipond Rd.

Phone: 905.655.2010

Note: please phone ahead for hours of operation.

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 progam, please contact the Town of Whitby at 905.668.3437.