Composting/Green Bins



The Town of Whitby is responsible for collecting the green bin (organic) waste.

  • Green bin (organic) waste is collected weekly on your regular collection day.
  • Make sure your green bin is at the curb before 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Place green bins and residual garbage out together on the same side of your driveway for collection.

Acceptable Items

For information on what you can and cannot place in your green bin, as well as some handy tips for using your green bin, please review the Green Bin Collection Information.

Garbage and Recycling Schedule

Green Bin Liners

All green bin waste must be contained in a certified compostable bag or an acceptable green bin liner, e.g., kraft paper bag, certified 100% compostable bag (must have logo). 

green bin liner logos

 Organic wrapped in newspaper will also be accepted. Learn how to make your own newspaper liner with our Organics Origami instruction sheet.   

Need a Green Bin?

New Home or Recently Moved:

If you have recently moved and need a Residential Diversion Kit, please contact the Region of Durham or fill out an online order form.

Additional or Replacement Bins:

Additional blue boxes or replacement for a damaged blue box are available at:

Durham Region Waste Management Centre

4600 Garrard Road
Whitby, ON L1N 6A3

Toll free: 1.800.667.5671

Note: A fee will apply for additional green bins. Damaged green bins can be exchanged free of charge. Vist the Region of Durham website for more information. 

backyard composterBackyard Composting

Backyard composting is an easy and inexpensive way to provide essential nutrients for your lawn and garden. Reduce your household waste and feed your garden at the same time! To purchase a backyard composter, please contact the Region of Durham at 1.800.667.5671.