Garbage and Recycling

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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 Schedule - Good Friday and Easter Monday

Please note that due to the Good Friday and Easter Monday Holidays, there will be no waste collection on Friday April 19th and Monday, April 22nd respectively. Waste collection will be bumped one day ahead of your regular collection. For information on collection in your area, please refer to your Whitby Waste Management Calendar (below), or check your Waste Buddy app.

Important Reminders:

  • Your waste must be out by 7:00 a.m.
  • 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 and sharp objects.

2018/19 Waste Collection Calendar

Download the 2018/2019 Waste Calendar

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


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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!


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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.


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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

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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!


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2019 Community Waste Events

Compost Giveaway – Saturday May 11, 2019

  • Whitby Operations Centre – 333 McKinney Drive - 8 am-noon (rain or shine)
  • 4 Container Limit (please bring your own containers and shovels) 
  • Residents can also exchange broken green bins and blue boxes at this event free of charge. 
  • Non-perishable food items will also be accepted at this event for the local food drive.

 

Co-Collection Event (E-Waste, Household Hazardous Waste and Reuse) - Saturday June 15, 2019

  • Whitby Operations Centre, 333 McKinney Drive - 8 am-noon (rain or shine)

Items being accepted at this event include :

  • Household hazardous waste like old paint, solvents, cleaners, chemical fertilizers and expired fuel and old cosmetics

    • REMEMBER to Transport HHW Safely. For tips on safe handling of your HHW visit durham.ca/waste 
  • Electronic waste like old TVs, computers, stereo equipment, DVD players etc

  • Re-usable Goods like usable hard furniture, extra renovation materials and used clothing. For a full list of accepted items, visit durham.ca/waste

  • Non-perishable food items will also be accepted at this event for the local food drive.

To find out about special waste management events, please check the Events Calendar.

 


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Re-Use Options

Please consult the following web sites for a complete list of accepted materials for re-use:


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Additional Resources