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Public Service Announcement

Seasonal leaf and yard waste collection ending

WHITBY, ON November 22, 2016

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to advise residents that seasonal leaf and yard waste collection is ending and will resume in the spring of 2017.

The Region collects leaf and yard waste in the Town of Ajax, Municipality of Clarington, City of Pickering, and the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge.

Leaf and yard waste collection for Oshawa and Whitby residents is the responsibility of those individual municipalities, not the Region of Durham. These residents are asked to check their waste calendars, or contact their local municipality, regarding the collection of these items and any set-out limits.

The last curbside collections for leaf and yard waste in the Town of Ajax, Municipality of Clarington, City of Pickering, and the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge will take place the week of Nov. 28.

Residents should check their collection calendars, download the Durham Region Waste App or visit www.durham.ca/waste and select “When is my collection day?” to see their specific collection schedule.

Residents are advised to place yard waste in kraft paper bags, or clearly labelled rigid open-top reusable containers. Securely tie brush in bundles up to one metre (three feet) in length and 76 centimetres (30 inches) in width, weighing no more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds). Brush and tree trimmings must be 10 centimetres (four inches) or less in diameter. Yard waste set out in plastic bags will not be collected.

Residents who miss their collection date may also drop off leaf and yard waste at any of Durham’s Waste Management Facilities during regular hours of operation (disposal fees will apply).

For more information on leaf and yard waste collection and other waste management programs and services, please visit www.durham.ca/waste, email waste@durham.ca, call 1-800-677-5671 or download the Durham Region Waste app.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.