The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Blue box, green bin and garbage collection changes over the holidays in Durham Region

WHITBY, ON December 15, 2015

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to remind residents of changes to scheduled curbside collection during the holiday season.


Residents who receive curbside collection on Fridays will have their collection day moved ahead one day on Dec. 25 (collection will occur on Saturday, Dec. 26) and Jan. 1 (collection will occur on Saturday, Jan. 2).


Garbage and green bin collection for Whitby and Oshawa residents is the responsibility of the municipality, not the Region of Durham. Residents are asked to check their waste calendars, or contact their local municipality, regarding collection of these items. Blue box collection in these areas will be affected by the day shift.


These changes are taking place in recognition of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.


Residents must have waste materials at the curb by 7 a.m. on the day of collection. For more information, check your waste management calendar, visit, call 1-800-667-5671 or email

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