The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Changes to the waste collection schedule for Easter holidays

WHITBY, ON March 24, 2015

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.


Residents of Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Pickering, Scugog and Uxbridge who have Green Bin, Blue Box, yard waste or garbage collection scheduled for Friday, April 3 (Good Friday) will have their waste collected on Saturday, April 4.

Oshawa and Whitby residents with Blue Box collection scheduled for Friday, April 3 will have their recyclables collected on Saturday, April 4. In addition, Blue Box collection scheduled for Monday, April 6 (Easter Monday) will be moved to Tuesday, April 7. This shift will continue throughout the week, ending with Friday, April 10 collections being moved to Saturday, April 11 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. 

Also in observance of Good Friday, the Region of Durham’s waste management facilities, Waste Management Call Centre and the household hazardous waste depot in Pickering will be closed on Friday, April 3.


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


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

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