Garbage and Recycling



The Town of Whitby provides curbside residential waste collection services to Whitby residents. This includes 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 Change - Family Day

Due to the Family Day Holiday there will be no waste collection on Monday, February 18. Waste collection will be bumped one day ahead during the week of February 18  to 22. For information on collection in your area, please refer to your Whitby Waste Management Calendar (below), or or check your Waste Buddy app.

Important Reminders:

  • Your waste must be out by 7:00 a.m.
  • Place waste on the snow cleared portion of your driveway or a snow-cleared accessible portion of the boulevard.Waste on snow banks or in the road way may not be collected as this is unsafe for waste collectors and can causes injury.
  • Only garbage bags 26 x 36 inches in size at the time of purchase are permitted for residential garbage collection in the Town of Whitby.
  • Ensure no broken glass or needles are placed in your garbage bags. Refer to your waste management calendar for proper disposal of broken glass.

2018/19 Waste Collection Calendar

Download the 2018/2019 Waste Calendar

(Valid from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019)


Find Your Garbage Day - Get Free Reminders - Download Whitby's Waste Buddy App

Visit our Garbage and Recycling Schedule page to find out when your garbage day is. Sign up for our free Waste Buddy App for 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?

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.
Waste TypeTown of WhitbyRegion of DurhamRegional 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


Award-Winning Program

Whitby has consistently achieved the highest waste diversion rates in the Region of Durham and 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