The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Seasonal leaf and yard waste collection resumes

WHITBY, ON March 26, 2014 –The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to remind residents that leaf and yard waste collection service resumes the week of March 31 in the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge and the City of Pickering. Collection in the Town of Ajax and Municipality of Clarington begins the week of April 7.


Leaf and yard waste will be collected on regular waste collection days. Residents should check their collection calendars or go to (select Residential Waste Collection Calendar) to see their specific collection days.


Collection will take place 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 leaf and yard waste and green bin organics collected through the Region's residential curbside collection program is taken to a processing facility and turned into high-quality compost. The Region gives a portion of this compost back to the community at its compost give-away events.


Residents with debris remaining from December’s ice storm are reminded to keep the following specifications in mind: place yard waste in paper bags, or clearly labelled rigid open-top reusable containers. Securely tie brush in bundles (limit of three per collection), 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.

For more information on leaf and yard waste collection and other waste management programs and services, please visit


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