The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Leaf and yard waste collection ending for the year

WHITBY, ON November 19, 2015

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to advise residents that the leaf and yard waste collection will be ending and will resume in spring 2016.

The Region collects yard waste 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.

The last collection date for leaf and yard waste in the City of Pickering and townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge is Nov. 27. The last collection date in the Town of Ajax and Municipality of Clarington is Dec. 4. Residents should check their collection calendars, download the Durham Region Waste App or visit and select “When is my collection day?” to see their specific collection schedule.

Residents are advised to place yard waste in kraft paper bags, or clearly labelled rigid open-top reusable containers. Securely tie brush in bundles, 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.

Residents who miss their collection date may also drop off leaf and yard waste at any of Durham’s Waste Management Facilities during regular hours of operation (disposal fees will apply).

For more information on leaf and yard waste collection and other waste management programs and services, visit, email or call 1-800-677-5671.

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