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.
2020/2021 Waste Collection Calendar
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.
Returning to 4 Bag Limit - September 8, 2020
Resident are advised that as of September 8, 2020, the 4 bag bi-weekly garbage limit resumes. Any additional garbage bags set out over the 4 bag limit must have a garbage bag tag attached. Bag tags cost $2.50 per tag and are sold in sheets of 5.
Residents can now purchase garbage bag tags online (tags will be mailed to you in 7-10 business days).
Bag tag sales have also resumed at dedicated Town facilities where safe physical distancing measures are in place:
COVID Waste Collection Reminder
Please help protect waste collection staff by ensuring all waste (green bin organics and/or residual garbage) is securely bagged. Residents are asked to respect physical distancing and not approach collection staff closer than 2 metres.
Did you know: Canadians throw away over 3 million tonnes of plastic waste each year? Take the Waste Reduction Challenge by avoiding single-use plastics! Try some of the tips listed below:
- Carry reusable shopping bags.
-Give up bottled water, use a reusable water bottle and/or reusable coffee mug.
-Skip the straw, or use a reusable one.
-Stop using plastic cutlery, carry reusable utensils and drinking straws.
-Carry your own containers for take-out food and leftovers.
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.
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!
Community Waste Events
Please consult the following web sites for a complete list of accepted materials for re-use: