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Public Service Announcement

Drop off electronic waste; pick up free compost in Ajax

WHITBY, ON April 26, 2017

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department, invites residents to drop off Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), free of charge, at a special upcoming collection event. At this event, residents can also pick up free compost.


Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to noon (rain or shine)


Ajax Operations Centre, 800 Salem Road North, Ajax


WEEE collection: To provide residents with a convenient, free drop-off service to properly recycle their electronics, while keeping toxic materials out of the waste stream. Examples of electronic waste include: cellular phones, audio and video players, VCRs, DVD and Blu-Ray players, stereos and receivers, computer peripherals, printing devices, televisions, personal digital assistants and pagers, cameras and radios, telephones, desktop computers, monitors, camcorders and portable computers. Residents should erase personal information from hard drives and SIM cards before bringing their obsolete, broken and end of life electronics for safe and secure recycling.

Compost giveaway: To provide residents with free compost made using organics collected through the Region’s curbside Green Bin and Leaf and Yard Waste programs. Residents should bring a shovel and containers to carry compost. Quantities are first-come, first served and limited to four blue boxes of compost per vehicle. Green bins, blue boxes and backyard composters will also be available for purchase (cash only), and broken bins can be exchanged for free.


Residents are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item, to be donated to a local food bank (please check expiration dates).

For more information, including tips for preparing to attend a collection event, visit To learn more about waste management in Durham, visit, email, call 1-800-667-5671 or download the Durham Region Waste app.

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.