The Regional Municipality of Durham


Public Service Announcement

Changes to the waste collection schedule for Easter holidays

WHITBY, ON March 15, 2013 – The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to remind residents of changes to scheduled curbside waste collection due to the upcoming Easter holidays.

WHEN:

Changes to the waste collection schedule will occur on Friday, March 29 in six of the eight area municipalities. Residents in the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Municipality of Clarington, and the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge–who have Green Bin, Blue Box, yard waste or garbage collection scheduled for Friday, March 29–will have their waste picked up on Saturday, March 30.

In the City of Oshawa and the Town of Whitby, the Region of Durham is only responsible for Blue Box collection. Oshawa and Whitby residents with Blue Box collection scheduled for Friday, March 29 (Good Friday) will have collection moved to Saturday, March 30. In addition, there will be no collections on Easter Monday in these two municipalities. As a result, Blue Box collection scheduled for Monday, April 1 will be moved to Tuesday, April 2. This shift will continue throughout the week, ending with Friday, April 5 collections being moved to Saturday, April 6 in the City of Oshawa and the Town of Whitby only.

Garbage and Green Bin collection for Oshawa and Whitby residents is the responsibility of the individual municipalities, not the Region of Durham. These residents are asked to check their waste calendars, or contact their local municipality, regarding collection of these items during the Easter weekend.

WHY:

These changes are taking place in observance of Good Friday and Easter Monday.

NOTE:

Residents are reminded to have waste materials at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of collection. For more information, please contact the Region of Durham, Works Department at 905-579-5264 (toll-free at 1-800-667-5671), visit www.durham.ca/waste or email waste@durham.ca.

 

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